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Re: New Perl Features are Just Sugar From Language X
in thread J2SE 5.0 new features are just sugar from Perl (and other similar languages).
What was the date/version hashes came to Perl ?
Would the associative containers that come in C++ count ? They were formally made part of the C++ standard in 1994. And Stepanov (one of the HP researchers who developed the STL) had been publishing papers on generic programming since at least 1982 - only 4 years after Kernigan and Ritchie published "The C Programming Language".