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  • A very good non-programmer friend of mine just read yet another discussion on the Schwartzian Transform, and had this to say: We're all for making easy things easy, but the complexities of "map {} ...
    Adam TuroffAdam Turoff
    Mar 20, 2001 at 9:21 pm
    Mar 30, 2001 at 3:04 pm
  • While all the discussion around Schwartzian transforms is interesting, the single ultimate question is: "Can perl automatically optimize away function and tie calls inside a sort function, and under ...
    Dan SugalskiDan Sugalski
    Mar 28, 2001 at 4:11 pm
    Mar 31, 2001 at 7:52 pm
  • As a developer since a quarter century but only a few months in Perl I'm closely following the process of creating Perl6. I'm exited and also disappointed what's going on in this process. This ...
    Otto WyssOtto Wyss
    Mar 23, 2001 at 10:34 pm
    Apr 5, 2001 at 2:57 pm
  • From: John Porter I think he's talking about the 90% of the time that no one explicitly declares it, but the optimizer infers that it is "contained" anyway. Speaking of which... how about: ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Mar 30, 2001 at 9:31 pm
    Apr 1, 2001 at 1:11 am
  • Have you taken a look at APL?
    Mark-Jason DominusMark-Jason Dominus
    Mar 19, 2001 at 3:57 pm
    Mar 24, 2001 at 1:19 am
  • This message pretty much sums up the distributive operator thing. Thought I'd forward it on. I guess any further discussion of this topic ought to be on perl6-language unless some has a better idea ...
    David M. LloydDavid M. Lloyd
    Mar 26, 2001 at 4:05 pm
    Mar 26, 2001 at 9:50 pm
  • From: Dan Sugalski Are built-ins like chr going to be nailed to one encoding at compile time, or will we be able to toggle the default encoding setting at runtime? Besides having the ord opcode ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Mar 26, 2001 at 5:42 pm
    Mar 26, 2001 at 5:55 pm
  • Folks, this thread has gotten out of hand. Do please stop. Dan --------------------------------------"it's like this"------------------- Dan Sugalski even samurai dan@sidhe.org have teddy bears and ...
    Dan SugalskiDan Sugalski
    Mar 27, 2001 at 12:37 am
    Mar 27, 2001 at 12:37 am
  • In the case above, the interesting case is a floating point underflow. IEE754 defines a few ways to determine underflow and requires that a conforming implementation provide this status information. ...
    David WhippDavid Whipp
    Mar 17, 2001 at 1:12 am
    Mar 17, 2001 at 1:12 am
  • What, exactly, would be warned against? Addition of something that is too small to cause a change in the result would be easy to check for, it could be made part of the addition routine; if warnings ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    Mar 17, 2001 at 12:32 am
    Mar 17, 2001 at 12:32 am
  • Hi, I was reading the RFC list, and I noticed this one. I haven't seen any discussion about it, so I wanted to say: 1. I fully agree that it is needed -- signed/unsigned integer support is sadly ...
    David WhippDavid Whipp
    Mar 14, 2001 at 10:38 am
    Mar 14, 2001 at 10:38 am
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