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Re^3: Perl 6 ... dead?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Sep 01, 2004 at 22:56 UTC ( #387740=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Perl 6 ... dead?
in thread Perl 6 ... dead?

Remember the disaster with the perl6-documentation list?

I remember it as the "Oh my goodness we have to document absolutely every part of the language starting from the absolute simplest bits and not moving on until we have those things absolutely perfectly complete oh by the way the bungee leader will disappear for three months" list.

It helps if you imagine Rocky J. Squirrel responding with "But Bullwinkle, that trick never works!"

Perhaps a more charitable lesson to learn is "Don't start a mailing list until people actually do work."

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Re^4: Perl 6 ... dead?
by jryan (Vicar) on Sep 02, 2004 at 02:25 UTC

    Oh, I completely agree. However, the list couldn't even make it past those absolute simplest bits. We're talking about freakin' literals here! There wasn't enough solid ground to document *LITERALS*! I mean, come on, if we couldn't get past strings and numbers what's going to happen with something complicated?

      A dog with all four legs tied together can't hunt, either. That doesn't mean no dogs can hunt. It means don't tie your dog's legs together!

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[abner]: my $sth = $dbh->prepare(' SELECT * FROM charge WHERE cpt = ?') or die "Couldn't prepare statement: " . $dbh->errstr;
[abner]: what if i want SELECT * FROM charge WHERE col1 = x and col2 = y?
[atcroft]: abner: So you are wanting to do something like my $sth = $dbh->prepare(' SELECT * FROM charge WHERE col1 = ? and col2 = ?;'); $sth->execute(' asdf', 'asdw');?
[atcroft]: (Full disclosure: I may have the idea right but small typographical errors, so please test any code I suggest. :) )

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