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Re^4: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: RPerl.org & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments

by Will_the_Chill (Pilgrim)
on Nov 13, 2013 at 02:33 UTC ( #1062302=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: RPerl.org & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments
in thread Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: RPerl.org & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments

sundialsvc4,

Simply put, nothing in RPerl will break your code. It may only give you marginal benefit if you use all high-magic code, but backward compatibility is our goal.

Perling,
~ Will the Chill


Comment on Re^4: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: RPerl.org & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments
Re^5: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: RPerl.org & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments
by taint (Chaplain) on Nov 13, 2013 at 04:47 UTC
    en re; (low|high)magick,majick,...
    How 'bout "black-magick" v "white-magick"?
    I'll leave it up to the viewers, to decide to which Perl, one, or the other should be ascribed/applied. :)

    --Chris

    #!/usr/bin/perl -Tw
    use Perl::Always or die;
    my $perl_version = (5.12.5);
    print $perl_version;
      Howdy taint,

      I like your idea! I guess in my mind all the things forbidden in The Low-Magic Perl Commandments are "grey magic" (neutral) at best and "black magic" (bad) at worst.

      Although the forthcoming "use magic;" and "no magic;" pragmas are seemingly binary in nature, in reality there is still a small amount of magic kept in RPerl, thus the term "Low-Magic Perl". I consider all the magic remaining to be "white magic" (good), such as memory management, garbage collection, hash data types, Perl's list of builtins, and other DWIM-like features. So the "Low-Magic" of "Low-Magic Perl" is "white magic".

      :-)

      DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this message should be considered canon, see RPerl.org for all things official.

      Perling,
      ~ Will the Chill
        "no magic;" pragma
        An alternative name would be:
        use restricted;

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