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Re^5: getting rid of costly special featuresby BrowserUk (Pope)
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Besides which, in order to preserve Perl5's semantics, you would have to have a scalar type that could represent integers, floats, strings and references. Ie. You would have to box your ints.
Here you are saying that to do so would make things too slow; and yet it is only a few months since you were advocating autoboxing everything in Perl for the sake of some OO ideology, and hang the (enormous) performance hit.
There's nothing like consistency. And that's nothing like it :)
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