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  • Odd feature of perl5: sub bar { &foo } sub foo { print @_ } print bar("It's Mmmmmaaaaagic!"); When foo() is called as &foo with no parens and no arguments, it inherits @_ from it's caller. This might ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Aug 12, 2001 at 9:36 pm
    Sep 4, 2001 at 8:21 pm
  • Just thought I'd run the following up the flagpole to see if anyone laughs at it.... Closures are useful, powerful things, but they can also be dangerous and counter-intuitive, espcially to the ...
    Dave MitchellDave Mitchell
    Aug 21, 2001 at 10:30 am
    Aug 28, 2001 at 3:00 pm
  • http://www.jwz.org/doc/java.html includes the following gripe about Java: CLOS is of course the Common List Object System, and feeding "CLOS multiple dispatch" into a search engine gives more theses ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    Aug 30, 2001 at 4:49 am
    Sep 6, 2001 at 8:55 am
  • If I've got a set of matching properties, do I get to build hotels on my hashes? There are a number of properties "built into" Perl 6. Nearly all of these properties don't make sense across the board ...
    Bryan C . WarnockBryan C . Warnock
    Aug 2, 2001 at 3:09 am
    Aug 8, 2001 at 8:00 pm
  • Many of Perl 5's global variables are becoming properties of various Perl 6 entities - $. and $/ for input filehandles, for instance. There is still a large subset of global information that ...
    Bryan C . WarnockBryan C . Warnock
    Aug 31, 2001 at 4:48 am
    Sep 3, 2001 at 4:13 pm
  • Thinking about what Zhang was saying about multiple-dispatch not being inherently OO. I think he's sort of right. Multiple-dispatch need not be confined to method lookups. foo(); foo($bar); ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Aug 31, 2001 at 2:03 am
    Sep 4, 2001 at 1:31 am
  • Any word from on high whether subroutine signatures will apply to methods in Perl6? There's RFC128 and RFC97... but they both mostly dodge the issue of methods. The absense of method signatures for ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Aug 14, 2001 at 6:00 pm
    Sep 1, 2001 at 5:40 pm
  • The finalization is significantly different from DESTROY and destructor. The problem is there is no guarantee the finalization method will be ever called, or when it is called. For example, shall we ...
    Hong ZhangHong Zhang
    Aug 28, 2001 at 6:32 pm
    Aug 29, 2001 at 4:42 pm
  • I'm going on vacation soon, and I'd like to get a good book on writing compilers--hopefully one that will help me when we actually start coding Perl 6. Any suggestions? I have no formal education on ...
    Brent DaxBrent Dax
    Aug 7, 2001 at 10:55 pm
    Aug 26, 2001 at 6:10 pm
  • I was just wondering if there will be any solution for the circular refernece memory leak (I guess you can call it a problem). Can't we keep information on the number of circular references in the SV ...
    Sterin, IlyaSterin, Ilya
    Aug 1, 2001 at 7:02 pm
    Aug 2, 2001 at 5:11 am
  • hi, I tought about a posibility to access a HASH in way that the VALUES can also be used like KEYS...i.e in perl6 I will say this : %hash{key} = value; I want to say also : {value}hash% = key; print ...
    RaptorRaptor
    Aug 2, 2001 at 4:43 pm
    Aug 2, 2001 at 10:08 pm
  • One way to implement rewritability could be to allow a ...o once switch for eval-string. The first time through, the string is expanded and compiled and run, but subsequent times through it becomes a ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    Aug 6, 2001 at 10:57 pm
    Aug 8, 2001 at 11:54 am
  • hi, I was wondering if there was some way when using qouting to specify triming of white space or other type of charachters we may need ... say like TT or may be ...one example.. my $javascripCode = ...
    RaptorRaptor
    Aug 15, 2001 at 11:36 am
    Aug 16, 2001 at 9:28 pm
  • I was thinking about Perl 6 today, and thought of something: if the sigil is now part of a variable's name, does that mean that $Foo::bar should actually be Foo::$bar in Perl 6? --Brent Dax ...
    Brent DaxBrent Dax
    Aug 25, 2001 at 4:19 am
    Aug 25, 2001 at 6:22 pm
  • (I figured it'd take me longer to track this information down myself than it would to get a response from the list. Laziness... :) Can properties be temp()orarily masked? For example: foreach my ...
    John SiracusaJohn Siracusa
    Aug 14, 2001 at 6:48 pm
    Aug 24, 2001 at 12:14 am
  • HI Guys Sorry for this but I need to know how to Unsubscribe. Any ideas ?? Regards -----Original Message----- From: Eric Roode Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 2:22 PM To: perl6-language@perl.org ...
    Patel, SharadPatel, Sharad
    Aug 21, 2001 at 1:25 pm
    Aug 21, 2001 at 2:02 pm
  • I hope this isn't too stale to talk about. Please restrain from telling me that the discussion is over and the "." decision is made ond over, for the moment. James Mastros wrote: (on June 21) What ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    Aug 2, 2001 at 2:13 am
    Aug 2, 2001 at 2:21 am
  • (migrated from perl-qa) It's too awkward to read and write, particular if you have a lot of columns. I toyed with automatic column detection for a while - (convert any tabs to spaces, convert ...
    Bryan C . WarnockBryan C . Warnock
    Aug 1, 2001 at 10:47 pm
    Aug 1, 2001 at 11:28 pm
  • This arrived as part of a mailing list that I suppose I opted into at some point: ============================== More ++, Less C Standard template libraries, abstract classes and multiparadigm ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    Aug 29, 2001 at 8:38 pm
    Aug 29, 2001 at 8:38 pm
  • Three variable scope declarators, three different behaviors (as recent as 5.7.2) (Set One) ------------ $a = 'a'; { my $a .= 'b', $a .= 'c' if $a .= 'd', $a .= 'e'; } print $a, "\n"; # adec $b = 'a'; ...
    Bryan C . WarnockBryan C . Warnock
    Aug 15, 2001 at 1:53 am
    Aug 15, 2001 at 1:53 am
  • I've posted this link to LinuxToday (about what can people expect from the Perl6 when it comes out) : http://dev.perl.org/perl6/talks/Perl6-Notes-200108.v2.pdf And here is the answer that I got : ...
    RaptorRaptor
    Aug 11, 2001 at 10:10 pm
    Aug 11, 2001 at 10:10 pm
  • I don't know did u read this... so I'm posting it for all that missed it http://dev.perl.org/perl6/talks/Perl6-Notes-200108.v2.pdf
    RaptorRaptor
    Aug 11, 2001 at 4:36 pm
    Aug 11, 2001 at 4:36 pm
  • I also thought that empty blocks are stripped by the existing compiler. use Benchmark; sub one() { return $$ } timethese(200000, { noblock = sub { $$ }, oneblock = sub {{ $$ };}, twoblock = sub {{{ ...
    David L. NicolDavid L. Nicol
    Aug 9, 2001 at 9:08 pm
    Aug 9, 2001 at 9:08 pm
  • Hi, I can't find Larry's slides from TPC5 online anywhere. Is it just me or what? :) - ask -- ask bjoern hansen, http://ask.netcetera.dk/ !try; do(); more than 100M impressions per day, ...
    Ask Bjoern HansenAsk Bjoern Hansen
    Aug 8, 2001 at 12:40 am
    Aug 8, 2001 at 12:40 am
  • http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2001/6/8/11126/34098
    RaptorRaptor
    Aug 7, 2001 at 10:59 pm
    Aug 7, 2001 at 10:59 pm
  • More questions regarding the new 'given when' construct. 1) Is a 'when' clause required? Is it: [ LABEL: ] given ( expr_1 ) { when expr_2 : block [ when expr_3 : block ...] expr_n [;] } or [ LABEL: ] ...
    Bryan C . WarnockBryan C . Warnock
    Aug 5, 2001 at 10:34 pm
    Aug 5, 2001 at 10:34 pm
  • hi, I see nobody is talking here ... so ! Anyone to have idea how the Parser will work... I mean mostly at the language-developer side (not the internals). It will be written in Perl, right ?! some ...
    RaptorRaptor
    Aug 1, 2001 at 5:39 pm
    Aug 1, 2001 at 5:39 pm
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