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Re: pragmas [Was: Re: another take on hackers and painters]

On Sun, 25 May 2003, Dan Sugalski wrote:

> Case in point--perl. Perl 5 has no switch statement. It was left out
> on purpose, not because Larry didn't like it, but because he wasn't
> sure how to best do it. (C's switch, while it works OK, has some
> issues and a lot of limitations) He never did sort that one out, but,
> because of the mutability of the syntax, someone else did. Was the
> changed version perfect? No, of course not, but it was darned good,
> and after some thumping a modified version got rolled into the design
> of perl 6. People, however, can still go grab this module and have a
> very nice switch statement now.

Hey -- weren't you arguing *against* macros at LL2?