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I don't expect Perl to be able to prevent people from pasting VB code into the middle of a Perl script. Neither do I require that Perl to be able to jump between versions of the language willy-nilly (though a limited version of such a feat wouldn't surprise me much). (:

My point is to have a standard way for people to declare what language they are using and have that way make sense to both the Perl interpretter and to other humans reading their code. If a person cuts and pastes snippets, then they should cut'n'paste snippets of the same language (not an unreasonable requirement).

I like "use 5;" and "use 6;" a lot because they are quite clear and will make sense to people who know very little about Perl 6 (and will work at the top of snippets to the point of complaining clearly, even with a lot of cut'n'pasting).

I also like the various Perl6 ways of turning strictures on like "module;".

It would be cool if "use strict;" also forced Perl 5 interpretation [since that isn't how you turn on strictures in Perl6, though I suspect "no strict qw(...)" still works there(?)]. This way, a huge volume of existing code will "just (continue to) work" and will also be automatically labeled as "this is Perl 5 code".

- tye        


In reply to Re^8: Parrot Monks? (one ring) by tye
in thread Parrot Monks? by Thilosophy

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