[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

At 1:34 PM -0500 5/25/03, Jacob Matthews wrote:
>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?

Not that I recall, no.

--------------------------------------"it's like this"-------------------
Dan Sugalski                          even samurai
dan@sidhe.org                         have teddy bears and even
                                       teddy bears get drunk