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  • Theoretically, we do have a list now. I'm going to try using it. It's also a personal experiment, since I'm subscribed to 'all', but not to 'language'. I've already thrown a few notes together for a ...
    Edwin WilesEdwin Wiles
    Aug 1, 2000 at 12:21 am
    Aug 31, 2000 at 9:50 pm
  • Graham Barr once allowed as how he thought it would be neat if you could say for my($x, $y, $z) (@list) { ... } i.e., more than one loop variable, assigned successively from the list. He didn't have ...
    Peter ScottPeter Scott
    Aug 28, 2000 at 5:46 pm
    Sep 27, 2000 at 9:17 am
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Less line noise - let's get rid of @% =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Karl Glazebrook <kgb@pha.jhu.edu Date: 15 August ...
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    Aug 15, 2000 at 8:22 pm
    Aug 21, 2000 at 9:42 pm
  • Need to upgrade to that new machine with the Pentium UltraMegaPro IV 2000 processor. (Now with thiotimoline! :) Nah, you smell vapor. The shapes in the vapor may well be n-level bitmaps, though. (Or ...
    Dan SugalskiDan Sugalski
    Aug 16, 2000 at 3:41 am
    Aug 17, 2000 at 11:33 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Builtin: reduce =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Damian Conway <damian@conway.org Date: 4 August 2000 Version: 1 ...
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    Aug 9, 2000 at 2:46 pm
    Aug 28, 2000 at 11:58 am
  • i just found an interseting little oddity i want fixed. i (like many of you) run one liners for testing snippets of code. i typically use a -p or -n loop and type in test data. i get tired of ...
    Uri GuttmanUri Guttman
    Aug 15, 2000 at 4:08 am
    Aug 29, 2000 at 8:31 pm
  • =head1 TITLE Higher order functions =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Damian Conway <damian@conway.org Date: 4 August 2000 Version: 1.00 Mailing List: perl6-language@perl.org Number: 23 =head1 ABSTRACT This ...
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    Aug 4, 2000 at 2:59 pm
    Aug 8, 2000 at 9:52 am
  • Dan Sugalski writes: : Does that mean, then, that when module A does a "$C::bar = 1" it affects a : different package namespace than module B doing a "$C::bar = 2"? Presumably. : And does it also ...
    Larry WallLarry Wall
    Aug 9, 2000 at 6:15 pm
    Aug 16, 2000 at 6:37 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE C<chomp() changes. =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Ted Ashton <ashted@southern.edu Date: 7 Aug 2000 Version: 1 Mailing ...
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    Aug 7, 2000 at 4:06 pm
    Aug 16, 2000 at 3:09 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Maintain internal time in Modified Julian (not epoch) =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Nathan Wiger <nate@wiger.org ...
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    Aug 14, 2000 at 6:13 pm
    Aug 16, 2000 at 3:23 pm
  • Is eq needed? Can't == be used for either context? $a == 'cat' is readily distinguishable from $a == 2; so the compiler should be able to determine context. Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN ...
    Ed MillsEd Mills
    Aug 20, 2000 at 11:24 pm
    Aug 30, 2000 at 6:37 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE All Perl core functions should return objects =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Nathan Wiger <nate@wiger.org Date: 08 ...
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    Aug 9, 2000 at 2:32 am
    Aug 10, 2000 at 10:56 pm
  • =head1 TITLE Semi-finite (lazy) lists =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Damian Conway <damian@conway.org Date: 4 August 2000 Version: 1.00 Mailing List: perl6-language@perl.org Number: 24 =head1 ABSTRACT ...
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    Aug 4, 2000 at 3:00 pm
    Aug 10, 2000 at 10:34 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Objects should have builtin string SCALAR method =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Nathan Wiger <nate@wiger.org Date: 06 ...
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    Aug 6, 2000 at 11:36 pm
    Aug 10, 2000 at 8:10 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Backtracking =head1 VERSION Maintainer: iVAN Georgiev <raptor@unacs.bg Date: 14 Aug 2000 Version: 1 Mailing List: ...
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    Aug 15, 2000 at 3:52 pm
    Aug 18, 2000 at 3:17 am
  • Counter-intuitively is different from consistently. Your title is misleading. Perl's ops *are* applied consistently: they consistently give their arguments scalar context (except for the ...
    Nathan TorkingtonNathan Torkington
    Aug 16, 2000 at 4:51 am
    Jun 26, 2005 at 11:52 pm
  • What would the difference between that and this be? try { # fragile code } catch { # catch ALL exceptions switch ($EXCEPTION- name) { case IO { ... } case Socket { ... } } } The catch clause would ...
    Jonathan Scott DuffJonathan Scott Duff
    Aug 10, 2000 at 7:50 am
    Aug 12, 2000 at 7:27 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Replace localtime() and gmtime() with date() =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Nathan Wiger <nate@wiger.org Date: 05 Aug ...
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    Aug 6, 2000 at 1:41 pm
    Aug 8, 2000 at 5:20 pm
  • =head1 TITLE Builtin switch statement =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Damian Conway <damian@conway.org Date: 4 August 2000 Version: 1.00 Mailing List: perl6-language@perl.org Number: 22 =head1 ABSTRACT ...
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    Aug 4, 2000 at 2:59 pm
    Aug 7, 2000 at 9:22 pm
  • Well, $I wonder if anyone except @computers can find it natural to put a f... $dollar_sign in front of every $noun you use. I think we should be glad that Larry likes his 'if's without dots. -Edwin ...
    Edwin SteinerEdwin Steiner
    Aug 1, 2000 at 11:10 am
    Aug 30, 2000 at 12:06 am
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Standardize ALL Perl platforms on UNIX epoch =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Nathan Wiger <nate@wiger.org Date: 14 Aug ...
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    Aug 15, 2000 at 8:03 pm
    Aug 25, 2000 at 9:50 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Make constants look like variables =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Jeremy Howard <j@howard.fm Date: 10 August 2000 ...
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    Aug 10, 2000 at 4:18 pm
    Aug 15, 2000 at 10:16 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Builtins: zip() and unzip() =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Jeremy Howard <j@howard.fm Date: 11 August 2000 Version: 1 ...
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    Aug 11, 2000 at 3:30 pm
    Aug 16, 2000 at 4:06 am
  • I want to see Perl become a full-blown C/C++ JIT. Since Perl is for a large part a compatible subset of C I don't see this as unrealistic. Delaying any post-token parsing of barewords until after ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    Aug 30, 2000 at 10:50 pm
    Sep 8, 2000 at 9:50 pm
  • While I think Time::Object is a really great module, and following these discussions I'm thinking of adding a date() function to it, I'm actually in total agreement with John here. Times and dates ...
    Matt SergeantMatt Sergeant
    Aug 8, 2000 at 9:58 am
    Aug 13, 2000 at 8:15 pm
  • (I'm assuming you intended this for perl6-language) "Myers, Dirk" wrote: What's the difference between matching $number/17/ogs;, and dividing $number by 17, and the result by ogs()? Now that's cool! ...
    Steve FinkSteve Fink
    Aug 17, 2000 at 9:20 pm
    Aug 23, 2000 at 8:54 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Proposal to utilize C<* as the prefix to magic subroutines =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Jonthan Scott Duff Date: 7 ...
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    Aug 7, 2000 at 4:43 pm
    Aug 14, 2000 at 8:36 am
  • =head1 TITLE Higher resolution time values =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Gisle Aas <gisle@ActiveState.com Date: 2000-08-02 Version: 0.01 Mailing List: perl6-language Number: TBD =head1 ABSTRACT All ...
    Gisle AasGisle Aas
    Aug 2, 2000 at 8:55 am
    Aug 10, 2000 at 8:13 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Objects should have builtin stringifying STRING method =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Nathan Wiger <nate@wiger.org ...
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    Aug 8, 2000 at 2:18 pm
    Aug 10, 2000 at 7:48 am
  • Another one for my wish list: deep copying support built in. A devil inside me thinks this should be a new assignment operator. Damian? Sounds like this is up your alley. I want to do a sanity check ...
    Peter ScottPeter Scott
    Aug 5, 2000 at 7:58 pm
    Aug 7, 2000 at 7:57 pm
  • I don't see these ideas in RFCs: * The match operator, C<m , is always required (bare C<// becomes a fatal error). * Replace C<?? with flag to C<m// , and remove special meaning of C<m?? . * Socket ...
    Stephen P. PotterStephen P. Potter
    Aug 17, 2000 at 5:06 pm
    Aug 31, 2000 at 8:44 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://tmtowtdi.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Perl should stay Perl. =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Simon Cozens <simon@brecon.co.uk Date: Aug 4 2000 Version: ...
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    Aug 4, 2000 at 3:19 pm
    Aug 7, 2000 at 3:00 am
  • I simply can't get over the feeling that the proposed zip/unzip/partition functions are far too specialized/simple, and that something more general-purpose in the order of pack/unpack (with the ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Aug 12, 2000 at 3:56 pm
    Aug 15, 2000 at 7:41 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Operators: Polymorphic comparisons =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Damian Conway <damian@conway.org Date: 7 August ...
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    Aug 7, 2000 at 2:27 pm
    Aug 13, 2000 at 3:00 pm
  • Dan- Ask and ye shall receive...in POD format ala Tim... BTW, I've posted this to both lists because your reply was. However, since $^T wouldn't remove any functionality, unless someone had already ...
    Nathan WigerNathan Wiger
    Aug 1, 2000 at 5:47 am
    Aug 2, 2000 at 3:48 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Higher order functions =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Damian Conway <damian@conway.org Date: 4 August 2000 Last ...
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    Aug 17, 2000 at 9:29 pm
    Aug 29, 2000 at 11:38 pm
  • OK, here's my summary of language RFCs as they currently stand. As I said before, this list will always be available from http://infotrope.net/opensource/software/perl6/ I would appreciate if people ...
    SkudSkud
    Aug 4, 2000 at 5:37 am
    Aug 9, 2000 at 6:28 pm
  • =head1 TITLE Stronger typing through tie. =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Michael Fowler <michael@shoebox.net Date: 02 August 2000 Version: 1 Mailing List: perl6-language@perl.org Number: 15 =head1 ...
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    Aug 3, 2000 at 10:17 pm
    Aug 13, 2000 at 2:57 am
  • OK, weekly report. Ugh. The language group has generated the vast majority of the 100+ RFCs in existence, and is suffering under the deluge of 100-200 posts a day. I would prefer this to be down ...
    SkudSkud
    Aug 16, 2000 at 7:23 am
    Aug 23, 2000 at 3:28 am
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Downgrade or remove "In string @ must be \@" error =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Nathan Wiger <nate@wiger.org Date: ...
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    Aug 15, 2000 at 8:00 pm
    Aug 18, 2000 at 6:03 am
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Code which is both executable and POD. =head1 VERSION Maintainer: John Porter <jdporter@min.net Date: 9 Aug 2000 ...
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    Aug 9, 2000 at 3:29 pm
    Aug 9, 2000 at 8:55 pm
  • I actually saw this in the newsgroups and thought it was a neat idea. What about println $textvar; instead of print "$textvar\n"; Ever so much easier to read and write, prints the arg and appends \n. ...
    Ed MillsEd Mills
    Aug 8, 2000 at 1:30 am
    Aug 9, 2000 at 12:03 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://tmtowtdi.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE unlink() should be left alone =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Nathan Wiger <nate@wiger.org Date: 04 Aug 2000 ...
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    Aug 4, 2000 at 5:30 pm
    Aug 6, 2000 at 10:20 am
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Builtin: partition =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Jeremy Howard <j@howard.fm Date: 11 August 2000 Version: 1 Mailing ...
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    Aug 11, 2000 at 3:36 pm
    Aug 17, 2000 at 10:39 pm
  • Okay, here's my first attempt at an RFC, contributing to the community, and dredging back up my design experience after being forced to hack for 8+ years. I'm not completely familiar with POD format, ...
    Edwin WilesEdwin Wiles
    Aug 1, 2000 at 9:47 pm
    Aug 9, 2000 at 7:34 pm
  • =head1 TITLE Multiway comparisons =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Damian Conway <damian@conway.org Date: 4 August 2000 Version: 1.00 Mailing List: perl6-language@perl.org Number: 25 =head1 ABSTRACT This ...
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    Aug 4, 2000 at 3:00 pm
    Aug 8, 2000 at 9:08 am
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Controllable Data Typing =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Syloke Soong <syloke.soong@nsc.com Mailing List: ...
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    Aug 14, 2000 at 4:11 pm
    Aug 15, 2000 at 1:39 am
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE All perl generated errors should have a unique identifier =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Chaim Frenkel ...
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    Aug 10, 2000 at 10:26 pm
    Aug 11, 2000 at 10:21 pm
  • This and other RFCs are available on the web at http://dev.perl.org/rfc/ =head1 TITLE Deep Copying, aka, cloning around. =head1 VERSION Maintainer: Peter Scott <peter@psdt.com Date: 8 Aug 2000 ...
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    Aug 8, 2000 at 7:45 pm
    Aug 10, 2000 at 3:53 pm
  • I like the idea of currying, it seems powerful and Perlish in many ways. However, I don't like the currying operator chosen, because of it's ugliness (IMHO), and its potential for ambiguity (human, ...
    Michael FowlerMichael Fowler
    Aug 11, 2000 at 9:41 am
    Aug 11, 2000 at 8:37 pm
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