Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
laziness, impatience, and hubris

Re^2: New Perl Features are Just Sugar From Language X

by leriksen (Curate)
on Oct 13, 2004 at 07:51 UTC ( #398784=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to 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".

use brain;

  • Comment on Re^2: New Perl Features are Just Sugar From Language X

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^3: New Perl Features are Just Sugar From Language X
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 13, 2004 at 08:01 UTC

    My Perl experience only goes back as far as 5.6.1, you'll need merlyn or one of the others with the Knowledge of the Ancients (sorry, too much Stargate :), for the answer to your question. I pretty sure that P4 had hashes, but I don;t even know when that came into being.

    I do know that REXX had associative arrays way back in 1987. That was my first encounter with them, and I remember thinking that the were bloody nearly magical before I read up on hashing and hashing algorithms.

    Examine what is said, not who speaks.
    "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
    "Think for yourself!" - Abigail
    "Memory, processor, disk in that order on the hardware side. Algorithm, algorithm, algorithm on the code side." - tachyon

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://398784]
and the pool shimmers...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (4)
As of 2017-08-21 03:23 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    Who is your favorite scientist and why?

    Results (317 votes). Check out past polls.