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  • I read Allison's topicalization piece: http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2002/10/30/topic.html I started with a simple thought: is given($foo) seems to jar with given $foo { ... } One pulls in the topic from ...
    MeMe
    Nov 4, 2002 at 5:16 am
    Nov 21, 2002 at 11:10 pm
  • Quoted from "Seven Deadly Sins of Introductory Programming Language Design" [1] by Linda McIver and Damian Conway: We have shown over one thousand novice programming students the C/C++ expression: ...
    Andy WardleyAndy Wardley
    Nov 14, 2002 at 12:19 pm
    Nov 24, 2002 at 8:25 am
  • I just need a little clarification about yield(). consider this sub: sub iterate(@foo) { yield for @foo; undef; } (Where yield defaults to the topic) Presumably. @a = (1, 2, 3, 4, 5); while($_ = ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Nov 5, 2002 at 4:53 pm
    Nov 21, 2002 at 1:39 am
  • I posted an initial message about five minutes ago, so if you received it, then yes. :-) MikeL
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 8, 2002 at 5:10 pm
    Nov 8, 2002 at 11:12 pm
  • Every primitive type has an associated object type, whose name differs only by capitalized first letter. A few posts back, Larry mentioned that perhaps similar things should look different: this may ...
    David WhippDavid Whipp
    Nov 7, 2002 at 2:50 am
    Nov 13, 2002 at 6:37 pm
  • First, I'd like to confirm I've understood C<temp and C<let right: 1. C<temp dynamically scopes changes to a variable's value to the enclosing block. It does not dynamically scope the name. The ...
    MeMe
    Nov 24, 2002 at 2:48 am
    Nov 26, 2002 at 4:46 pm
  • Will there be some shorter-hand way to say these? @a = @grades[grep $_ = 90, @grades]; @b = @grades[grep 80 <= $_ < 90, @grades]; @c = @grades[grep 70 <= $_ < 80, @grades]; Granted, it's fairly ...
    Jonathan Scott DuffJonathan Scott Duff
    Nov 6, 2002 at 5:43 pm
    Nov 7, 2002 at 9:24 am
  • Adjusted for the most recent notes: includes «op» as the preferred (and possibly only) spelling of "vectorize". Everything but a few hyperop issues appears to be close to final, by my count: if/when ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 1, 2002 at 8:20 pm
    Nov 6, 2002 at 7:22 pm
  • When junctions collapse, is that reflected back in the original junction, as it should be (QM-wise)? $foo = 1 | 2 | 4 print $foo; # Foo is now just one of (1, 2, 4); i.e. not a junction If so, what ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Nov 13, 2002 at 7:50 pm
    Nov 17, 2002 at 1:00 am
  • If you don't already know whether it exists, or how it will roughly work (lexically), you shouldn't be discussing it on p6d. Kicked back to p6l. The efficiency of storage isn't of your concern. ...
    Bryan C. WarnockBryan C. Warnock
    Nov 26, 2002 at 12:47 am
    Nov 29, 2002 at 12:22 am
  • Hi all. I missed out on the original RFC process; it was over before I even heard of perl6. Anyway, there's something I want to contribute to the Perl community. I've had an idea about control ...
    Timothy S. NelsonTimothy S. Nelson
    Nov 14, 2002 at 9:59 am
    Nov 17, 2002 at 1:43 am
  • I just want to be sure I understand correctly : In your article at perl.com you describes various ways and situations when perl creates a topic and this is described as perl making the following ...
    FearcadiFearcadi
    Nov 7, 2002 at 1:03 pm
    Nov 14, 2002 at 2:09 am
  • Here's the next part to the Control Structures message I sent before. The next part is to apply the same idea to loop. Please note that this syntax conflicts with stuff already in Perl, but it's a ...
    Timothy S. NelsonTimothy S. Nelson
    Nov 14, 2002 at 9:59 am
    Feb 12, 2005 at 12:14 pm
  • From: Bryan C. Warnock p6d exists to document the language. A task which consists of going over the A&E's and Larry's posts to p6l, etc. and flushing them out into deliverables: o Perl6/Parrot ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Nov 26, 2002 at 2:18 pm
    Nov 27, 2002 at 4:26 am
  • The brazen heresy continues... http://mail.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/TERN-discuss
    DavidDavid
    Nov 21, 2002 at 3:07 am
    Nov 23, 2002 at 7:29 pm
  • The Perl 6 Summary for the week ending 20021110 Far off in distant Newark a figure, muttering something about `Leon Brocard', shambles across a railway bridge and makes its way into a waiting room. ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 13, 2002 at 9:08 am
    Nov 21, 2002 at 10:17 am
  • I wonder what would happen if you had a junction of continuations. Producing something practical is left as an exercise for the interested reader. -- Piers "It is a truth universally acknowledged ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 15, 2002 at 8:38 am
    Nov 20, 2002 at 9:52 am
  • So, I was, thinking about the way Common Lisp handles keyword arguments. It's possible to declare a Lisp function as follows: (defun make-para ( content &key alignment font size color ) ...) The ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 6, 2002 at 12:44 pm
    Nov 6, 2002 at 5:57 pm
  • If anyone knows the answer to these two questions, I'd appreciate it. 1) What do these do? my int $n = 5; # OK my int $n = 5.005; # trunc or err? my int $n = "5.05ff" # 5, 0, undef, NaN, or ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 6, 2002 at 10:51 pm
    Nov 7, 2002 at 9:52 am
  • The many recent suggestions for denoting vector operators all seem to have problems, with some having significant impact elsewhere in the language. After reading a few hundred mails on the subject ...
    SmylersSmylers
    Nov 4, 2002 at 11:13 pm
    Nov 5, 2002 at 10:41 am
  • The question is not about being ISO-phobic or pro-English. ** The question is whether we want a pictographic language. I like the size of the English alphabet. It produces fairly short words, but the ...
    Ken FoxKen Fox
    Nov 4, 2002 at 8:36 pm
    Nov 4, 2002 at 10:20 pm
  • I'm probably opening up a whole new can of worms here, but if we said that the following were both vector operators: ^ == intersection operator v == union operator then these could have potentially ...
    Ed PeschkoEd Peschko
    Nov 1, 2002 at 8:04 pm
    Nov 4, 2002 at 7:47 pm
  • The Perl 6 Summary for the week ending 20021124 And some rough beast, its hour come 'round at last slouches toward... And then the scansion goes to pot and I can't make a joke fit. Shame. Anyhoo, ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 27, 2002 at 2:02 pm
    Nov 28, 2002 at 12:55 am
  • It's coming up on six months since the last Apocalypse, and 3 months since the Perl 6 Mini conference. Do we have any indication as to when we can expect the next one? -- Piers "It is a truth ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 27, 2002 at 4:33 pm
    Nov 27, 2002 at 6:02 pm
  • Hi all. I hope this hasn't been discussed before. I Googled for "perl6 meta-operators" and found nothing; likewise practically nothing searching the perl6-language archive for meta-operators. ...
    Timothy S. NelsonTimothy S. Nelson
    Nov 13, 2002 at 1:30 pm
    Nov 16, 2002 at 9:36 pm
  • The Perl 6 Summary for the week ending 20021103 Welcome to the latest of the ongoing series of Perl 6 summaries, in which your arrogant moderator does battle with the forces of prolixity in a ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 6, 2002 at 9:35 am
    Nov 6, 2002 at 11:28 am
  • Something from larry@yahoo.com about the relative frequency made me wonder: What's the "order of evaluation" or "nestedness" for separate streams in a for loop? That is, can I meaningfully say: for ...
    Austin HastingsAustin Hastings
    Nov 4, 2002 at 8:09 pm
    Nov 4, 2002 at 8:29 pm
  • So, on the train this morning, I had a moment of Satori. What's wrong with doing what we think of as bitwise operations using the flexops and adding a 'bitwise' context? So, a bitwise op becomes: ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 1, 2002 at 10:17 am
    Nov 3, 2002 at 11:04 am
  • Has there been any discussion about having an "any" type. Something such as: my any $x = "Hello"; $x = 17.3; $x = Foo.new; I realize that this can be accomplished with an untyped variable, but there ...
    Tanton GibbsTanton Gibbs
    Nov 29, 2002 at 11:32 am
    Nov 29, 2002 at 12:16 pm
  • Hello everyone! First of all - I do not closely follow perl6/parrot development. I read "this week on perl6" on www.perl.com but that's it - so if I'm completly off the track, let me know. Regarding ...
    Ph. MarekPh. Marek
    Nov 27, 2002 at 8:10 am
    Nov 27, 2002 at 7:28 pm
  • Apologies if this has already been covered, but I haven't been able to keep up to date much recently. It occurs to me that the distinction between the use of &, | and ^ for bitwise ops and their use ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Nov 24, 2002 at 8:30 am
    Nov 24, 2002 at 8:45 am
  • 1: string cat is an old and reliable horsehide drum. I've been doing C programming recently, where you can concat two literal strings by having no other language tokens between them. Really. That's ...
    David nicolDavid nicol
    Nov 16, 2002 at 12:56 am
    Nov 16, 2002 at 7:10 pm
  • These are mostly not my ideas (except activate); hopefully not too many of them have already been used. In the same list as "last", "next", and "redo", we should also have - deeper (works with nest ...
    Timothy S. NelsonTimothy S. Nelson
    Nov 14, 2002 at 9:59 am
    Nov 14, 2002 at 7:02 pm
  • this is not a description or definition of something. It is just set of questions and confusions that I have when I encounter words like "variable" , "name" , "alias", "assign" in perl . In the form ...
    FearcadiFearcadi
    Nov 5, 2002 at 4:56 pm
    Nov 11, 2002 at 11:29 am
  • Here's my current understanding of what's under discussion for for-loops: Larry wants to eliminate the ; from the RHS of the - , so the only thing for needs to know about the RHS is the number and ...
    Buddha BuckBuddha Buck
    Nov 5, 2002 at 4:32 pm
    Nov 5, 2002 at 11:07 pm
  • Michael Lazzaro wrote Perhaps I was assuming things that I shouldn't. So lets clarify. In Perl6, we have 3 equality operators: ==, eq and ~~. The last of these is a special "smart-match", so it ...
    David WhippDavid Whipp
    Nov 1, 2002 at 10:32 pm
    Nov 2, 2002 at 12:44 am
  • First, I'd like to confirm I've understood C<temp and C<let right: 1. C<temp dynamically scopes changes to a variable's value to the enclosing block. It does not dynamically scope the name. The ...
    Ralph MellorRalph Mellor
    Nov 24, 2002 at 2:27 am
    Nov 24, 2002 at 2:27 am
  • Damian Conway writes: ( questions in the form of answers :-) so : * "for" impose array context for first argument and doesnt care about "nature" of the array which it was given eventually as an ...
    FearcadiFearcadi
    Nov 21, 2002 at 3:56 pm
    Nov 21, 2002 at 3:56 pm
  • Hey Damian... What is the expected output of this: my $x = 0|1; my $xsum = 0; my $xmean; my $y = 0|1; my $z = $x * $y; my $zsum = 0; my $zmean; $xsum += $x.pick for 1..1000; $xmean = $xsum / 1000; ...
    Buddha BuckBuddha Buck
    Nov 15, 2002 at 3:10 pm
    Nov 15, 2002 at 3:10 pm
  • There is a (partial) book-style chapter describing Perl6 values, variables, and primitive/promoted types at: http://cog.cognitivity.com/perl6/val.html The entire thing is one page, for easy printing. ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 4, 2002 at 9:32 pm
    Nov 4, 2002 at 9:32 pm
  • For all you Mac OS X fans out there: http://www.earthlingsoft.net/UnicodeChecker/ Regards, David -- David Wheeler AIM: dwTheory david@wheeler.net ICQ: 15726394 http://david.wheeler.net/ Yahoo!: dew7e ...
    David WheelerDavid Wheeler
    Nov 4, 2002 at 12:34 am
    Nov 4, 2002 at 12:34 am
  • The Perl 6 Summary for the week ending 20021027 You may have noticed that this summary is late. Um... [looks sheepish, shuffles feet], the dog ate my homework. I did a tiny bit of procrastination at ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 1, 2002 at 9:56 am
    Nov 1, 2002 at 9:56 am
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