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  • There's a lot of good stuff in Apoc2, but I did have at least one semantic concern. In it, there's this proposal: : There is likely to be no need for an explicit input operator in Perl 6, : and I ...
    Nathan WigerNathan Wiger
    May 4, 2001 at 11:42 pm
    May 15, 2001 at 8:18 pm
  • Ok, question here. Are these exegesises 'blessed'? What is open to debate on this? For example, I see that 'use warnings' and 'use strict' are still at the top of the page. And print "Post order: "; ...
    Edward PeschkoEdward Peschko
    May 15, 2001 at 9:59 pm
    Jun 18, 2001 at 5:03 pm
  • Hungarian notation is any of a variety of standards for organizing a computer program by selecting a schema for naming your variables so that their type is readily available to someone familiar with ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    May 9, 2001 at 1:24 am
    May 30, 2001 at 5:18 pm
  • Thanks to everyone who has been contributing to the discussion on properties, and especially to those who have emailed me off-list about the issue. Unfortunately, I'm currently not able to respond ...
    Damian ConwayDamian Conway
    May 19, 2001 at 1:30 am
    May 24, 2001 at 8:02 pm
  • 31

    apo 2

    I am going to miss doublequoting being the default quoting for here strings. I find that to be a very nice optimization and would like to know more about the reasoning behind taking it away. I worry ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    May 4, 2001 at 3:18 am
    May 13, 2001 at 8:49 pm
  • Hi, I would like to propose adding the "last" statement to the "grep", which currently doesn't work: maas34: perl -e 'grep { print and $_ == 3 and last } (1,2,3,4,5)' 123 Can't "last" outside a loop ...
    Alexander Farber (EED)Alexander Farber (EED)
    May 2, 2001 at 9:13 am
    May 10, 2001 at 7:36 pm
  • [snip] Some of us are are talking that way because we already beleive it. You can't make the transition from Attic Greek to Koine without changing how people fundamentally view their language. ...
    David GoehrigDavid Goehrig
    May 10, 2001 at 7:13 pm
    Sep 7, 2001 at 10:31 am
  • while pseudocoding something I realized that it would be really cool if there was another magical default shelf, like $_ or but subtly different, that stores, if lexically used, the object of the ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    May 30, 2001 at 5:42 pm
    Jun 7, 2001 at 11:45 pm
  • Why not parrot, again? Ed
    Edward PeschkoEdward Peschko
    May 3, 2001 at 6:27 pm
    May 13, 2001 at 2:05 pm
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    .NET

    I've been recently looking over the specification for C# and the .NET platform (and falling for very little of the verbage: almost every line of the first chapter of book I'm reading contains at ...
    David GroveDavid Grove
    May 2, 2001 at 3:32 pm
    May 3, 2001 at 9:16 pm
  • In Apocalypse 2, \Q is being used for two things, and I believe this may be ambiguious. It has the current \Quote meaning admitibly \Q{oute} it is also being proposed for a null token disambiguate ...
    Richard ProctorRichard Proctor
    May 4, 2001 at 5:30 pm
    May 25, 2001 at 6:22 pm
  • First off, before I forget to mention it, nice job on Apoc2 Larry! You are the man. I know alot of us on p6l can seem like harsh critics at times, but it's only because we love Perl so much. ;-) ...
    Nathan WigerNathan Wiger
    May 5, 2001 at 2:23 am
    May 8, 2001 at 9:15 pm
  • So, I finally got around to reading the link Nat sent out: http://www.perl.com/pub/2001/05/08/exegesis2.html First off, nice job Damian (as always), it looks excellent. I like the examples of stuff ...
    Nathan WigerNathan Wiger
    May 15, 2001 at 10:06 pm
    May 19, 2001 at 7:09 pm
  • In all the discussion of customizing the parser, let us not forget that we also need to be able to limit the parser. The "Penguin" module offers one interface for doing that. But the larger question ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    May 3, 2001 at 8:57 pm
    May 10, 2001 at 10:25 pm
  • Completely frozen. (That's a compliment, in this context. : ) Dave
    Dave StorrsDave Storrs
    May 10, 2001 at 10:35 pm
    May 11, 2001 at 8:34 pm
  • Just a quick obeservation: Given the radicalness of the changes suggested by apo 2, I think it's fair to say that the proportion of Perl 5 code that will run unchanged on a Perl 6 interpreter will be ...
    Dave MitchellDave Mitchell
    May 10, 2001 at 9:19 am
    May 10, 2001 at 4:27 pm
  • I have already been discussing this with Larry and have privately sent him a complete proposal that, I believe, addresses all these issues. Let's wait and see what he makes of that proposal. That's ...
    Damian ConwayDamian Conway
    May 21, 2001 at 8:50 pm
    May 22, 2001 at 3:09 pm
  • Caution: I'm not yet up to speed on everything perl6. However, I've dealt with stuff like slices in a variety of non-perl contexts, and maybe I'll propose some questions which no one has brought up, ...
    Raul MillerRaul Miller
    May 24, 2001 at 11:49 pm
    May 25, 2001 at 8:44 pm
  • Um, this is a tiny little diversion here prompted by something that came up on perl-beginners, of all places... it's not possible in perl 5 to make a reference to an array or hash slice without doing ...
    Peter ScottPeter Scott
    May 21, 2001 at 1:57 am
    May 21, 2001 at 8:12 pm
  • I've just put this into a program: warn "about to unlink @{[<$FRname* ]}"; unlink <$FRname* ; (wow, the MUA is a lot less vivid than a colorful code editor -- does mutt or emacs color-code code in ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    May 11, 2001 at 2:31 am
    May 11, 2001 at 10:42 pm
  • One of the great strengths of Perl is that, more than any other language I know, it helps you cross between the "data" space and the "program" space: eval(), built in regex notation, etc. Even with ...
    Daniel S. WilkersonDaniel S. Wilkerson
    May 10, 2001 at 11:24 pm
    May 11, 2001 at 4:12 pm
  • Old stuff becomes relevant again... ----- From: larry@wall.org (Larry Wall) To: chip@pobox.com Cc: larry@wall.org (Larry Wall), perl5-porters@perl.org (Perl 5 Porters) Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 16:32:29 ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    May 7, 2001 at 2:01 pm
    May 8, 2001 at 9:16 pm
  • Note the time I sent this out. My mind may not be thinking quite straight at this point, so bear with me. First of all, the dot dispute. If we want a way to absolutely make sure we're checking a ...
    Brent DaxBrent Dax
    May 20, 2001 at 8:08 am
    May 20, 2001 at 6:37 pm
  • I greatly appreciate the encouraging off-list e-mails I have been getting the past few days. The fact that no-one on this list knows I'm taking a vacation has me breaking my vow to not touch any ...
    DavidDavid
    May 12, 2001 at 8:52 pm
    May 12, 2001 at 11:13 pm
  • I know I'm jumping ahead, but here goes... Built-in classes in Perl 5 and 6 are uppercase: UNIVERSAL, ARRAY, HASH, etc. By convention, "user" classes are Title::Cased. Simple guideline: don't use ...
    John SiracusaJohn Siracusa
    May 5, 2001 at 5:10 pm
    May 8, 2001 at 6:56 pm
  • I recently received the following email from someone whose name I have snipped. This was regarding a reply I had made to one of Nathan Wiger's posts in the "Re: Exegesis2 and the "is" keyword" ...
    Dave StorrsDave Storrs
    May 16, 2001 at 6:25 pm
    May 16, 2001 at 8:25 pm
  • I like the feature of a hash whose keys are fixed in the sense that you have to jump through a hoop to add a new one. Without having to download Tie::SecureHash and accept the other features it ...
    Peter ScottPeter Scott
    May 15, 2001 at 10:20 pm
    May 15, 2001 at 11:17 pm
  • David L. Nicol writes: : Not a problem. \Q means quotemeta, except immediately following : a interpolated identifier. You want to start metaquoting immediately : after a curious interpolation? use ...
    Larry WallLarry Wall
    May 5, 2001 at 1:03 am
    May 8, 2001 at 9:35 pm
  • Logs on archive.develooper.com for p6l and p5p haven't been written to since 4/27. I assume somebody is already looking at it, or updates are scheduled for longer periods than before?
    Dan BrianDan Brian
    May 6, 2001 at 7:39 am
    May 6, 2001 at 11:19 am
  • To recap my previous message(s) on this topic... My interpretation of this has always been than it's a naming *convention* issue. After all, "system stuff" and "user stuff" have always had to live ...
    MacintshMacintsh
    May 19, 2001 at 4:14 pm
    May 19, 2001 at 4:14 pm
  • Jumping the gun a little.... With the pluggable parser architecture, would it be a Good/Bad/Ugly Thing to freeze the parser itself after each Perl release? One of the omnipresent arguments against ...
    Bryan C. WarnockBryan C. Warnock
    May 16, 2001 at 2:07 pm
    May 16, 2001 at 2:07 pm
  • I will read replies, and respond to off list emails, but I will refrain from posting to the list on this topic for at least one week. If you have nothing new to add, then please don't post. ...
    MeMe
    May 14, 2001 at 10:56 pm
    May 14, 2001 at 10:56 pm
  • ... at http://archive.develooper.com/?M=D should now be updating again. :-) - ask -- ask bjoern hansen, http://ask.netcetera.dk/ !try; do();
    Ask Bjoern HansenAsk Bjoern Hansen
    May 14, 2001 at 10:43 pm
    May 14, 2001 at 10:43 pm
  • My apologies if the following has already been suggested. I know Larry said the colon was his, but presumably he's not talking about the double colon, as currently used as a package name separator, ...
    MeMe
    May 10, 2001 at 9:01 am
    May 10, 2001 at 9:01 am
  • As a . doubter form the earlier threads, I'd just like to say that Apoc. 2 has gone a long way towards making me feel better about . as the method call thingie...both by explaining all the neat ...
    John SiracusaJohn Siracusa
    May 5, 2001 at 4:26 am
    May 5, 2001 at 4:26 am
  • Hey, all. This whole discussion on using . instead of - made me think a lot about the Perl 6 language. Actually, this was the more recent of many religious wars happening on perl6-language about ...
    BrandenBranden
    May 3, 2001 at 1:41 pm
    May 3, 2001 at 1:41 pm
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