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Re^4: Why/how are these different?

by perl-diddler (Hermit)
on Jan 31, 2013 at 19:41 UTC ( #1016382=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Why/how are these different?
in thread Why/how are these different?

Ok, I gotta love this part:

<quote> For historical reasons, the foreach keyword is a synonym for the for keyword, so you can use for and foreach interchangeably, whichever you think is more readable in a given situation. We tend to prefer for because we are lazy and because it is more readable, especially with the my. </quote>

1) For historical reasons we regard the world as flat. It remains so for compatibility purposes! *ahem*.

<quote> (Don’t worry—Perl can easily distinguish for (@ARGV) from for ($i=0; $i<$#ARGV; $i++) because the latter contains semicolons.) </quote>

2) Eh? Now this sounds like a bug .. implementation not following design. Mine DID contain semicolons which were ignored and cast off as warnings or errors (w/parens). That seems a case of implementation not following intent of design, no?

p.s.- for compatibility reasons <quote> is not? supported?

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