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Re: What is a stringwise operator?

by ForgotPasswordAgain (Deacon)
on Feb 25, 2008 at 09:21 UTC ( #669967=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What is a stringwise operator?

What does the suffix "-wise" mean in general, for example in "clockwise" or "lengthwise"? Clockwise: in the direction of a clock, the way of a clock. Lengthwise: in the direction of the length, the way of the length (of something). Otherwise: in an other way, a way other (than expected).

I guess "-wise" (ways) is related to "-wards", though "-wards" is more directional (in terms of spatial relations) than "-ways" (which is more the manner, or way, in which something is done). Towards, inwards, outwards; and you wouldn't really say "stringwards", I don't think.

Anyways.... that's a Perlmonkwise explanation of "stringwise". ^.^

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Re^2: What is a stringwise operator?
by apl (Monsignor) on Feb 25, 2008 at 10:41 UTC
    Clockwise: in the direction of a clock

    I perceive that like myself you are older than 35. Children of the Digital Age aren't generally taught how to read analog clocks.

    (My wife is a high school physics teacher, and always gets grief from her students when a lab involves an analog timer.)

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