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Re^8: getting rid of costly special features

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 18, 2013 at 14:34 UTC ( #1019347=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^7: getting rid of costly special features
in thread getting rid of costly special features

> Man, you really don;t think things through do you.

contrary to you, I do a lot.

> A configurable pragma won't speed numerical increment up, it'll slow it down

It already tests if the scalar is an integer or string, only in the rarely used latter case you need to check the flag

> JS port will only run code that disables all the things that come from having transparent type conversion

nope, the author is free to enable slow magic increment

> 2**32 (or 2**64)

you like contradicting yourself? if Perl can live with different integer sizes why shouldnt a JS port.

Perl versions are never 100% compatible.

> 0+'12' doing the right thing

This case is easily covered.

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