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Re^4: getting rid of special features

by LanX (Bishop)
on Feb 17, 2013 at 20:06 UTC ( #1019204=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: getting rid of special features
in thread getting rid of costly special features

> It's nicely symmetric with how ranges of strings work:

yes and no!

DB<115> $a="aa"; print --$a -1

that much about orthogonality in Perl. :(

Cheers Rolf

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Re^5: getting rid of special features
by moritz (Cardinal) on Feb 17, 2013 at 20:36 UTC
      I meant yes (ranges) and no (decrement)

      The symmetry between integers and strings is broken.

      Cheers Rolf

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