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Re^5: Incrementing "Infinity" bug (numification, perlnumber, magic increment decrement)by Anonymous Monk
|on Mar 26, 2013 at 08:49 UTC||Need Help??|
> We never needed that,
But what has that got to do with the whack/hack 1e9999 ?
sure, why not introducing one more level of cryptic workarounds to justify perl's reputation of a line-noise-language instead of having self explanatory constants?
you know, I linked to the docs, the explanation, and the inf constant exporters (bigrat/bigint )
perl is fundamentally what it is, and it works the way it has for over a decade, if you don't like it, don't use it; calling it line-noise and cryptic at every turn is uninspired and uninteresting
well ... no comment on the fact of an AnoMonk who can update his nodes ...;-)