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Re^8: Real life uses for closures. (update: disambiguation)by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Feb 14, 2013 at 20:09 UTC||Need Help??|
Anyway.... I've taken us way off topic. I apologize for rambling in your thread. :)
Actually, you haven't. The underlying motivation behind my asking the OP question was itself pretty off-topic -- though underlying that is very Perl-related -- and it is my belief that a truly modern (rather than a labeled-modern dialect), computer language like C++11 (or D2 or few others), is the future of Perl.
That is to say, I think that everything that is wrong with Perl5; and all the things that have gone wrong with the previous and ongoing attempts to implement Perl6; are firmly routed in the archaic programming languages and practices that have been and continue to be used to implement their infrastructure:
Until and unless truly modern coding practices are used to (re-)construct the infrastructure required to support dynamic languages -- Perl et.al. -- they will surely become less and less relevant in a modern world.
So far from off-topic rambling, your bringing up C++11 was right on-topic for the thought processes that led to this thread. Thank you.
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