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(dragonchild) Re x 6: Thoughts on Perl6 - Love it? Hate it?

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Jan 11, 2002 at 20:28 UTC ( #138043=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (ichimunki) Re x 5: Thoughts on Perl6 - Love it? Hate it?
in thread Thoughts on Perl6 - Love it? Hate it?

No, I don't have the fall-through capability, natively. One would have to have the functions themselves call each other to gain fall-through. (If 'A' would fall through to 'B', then A() does a return B(@_); at the end.) This is somewhat counter-intuitive and very tightly coupled, but it does have benefits.

The primary benefit I see, apart from the dynamic nature of it, is that I can pass args to my switch clauses. In addition, I've separated out my switch clauses from one another, which means that they can be arbitrarily long and not go over-long within the same function.

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