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Re: (ichimunki) re x 2: Why are closures cool, continued?

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Jan 20, 2002 at 00:30 UTC ( #140126=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (ichimunki) re x 2: Why are closures cool, continued?
in thread Why are closures cool, continued?

As to "[t]he contents of a subroutine [being] represented internally with a variety [of] byte code", you're both right and wrong (as is so often the case when talking about internals). The internals do deal with coderefs as pointing to a bunch of bytecode, but that bytecode is not inherently serializable; it has lots of pointers in it. Moreover (without resorting to Devel:: or B:: modules), it isn't accessable with Perl code.

The perl6 analog of Data::Dumper will be able to dump coderefs as Parrot assembler (pasm); one of the cool side-effects of going to an explicit VM.

James Mastros,
Just Another Perl Scribe

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