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Re^12: XS: returning a 64-bit unsigned int?by BrowserUk (Pope)
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Can you imagine the utility of passing @ISA (or any of the other special arrays) into a subroutine that is going to populate the passed array with random integers?
So I re-phrase my question to avoid your deliberate "misunderstanding": How many of those examples of magical scalars could be encountered, embedded within an ordinary array?
But I Know you knew what I meant. It's pointless discussing with you when you go into your defence-at-all-costs mode.
If there were never any circumstances when it was appropriate to not deal with magic, then there would be no need for all the *_nomg versions of the apis -- but they exist.
Knowing when to choose the appropriate tool for the job, rather than blindly catering for every known possibility no matter how remote, is (should be) part and parcel of the programmer's skill set.
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