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Re^3: getting rid of special features

by ww (Archbishop)
on Feb 17, 2013 at 16:33 UTC ( #1019161=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: getting rid of special features
in thread getting rid of costly special features

"...something like strinc"
C:\>perl -E "sub strinc { $strToBeInc = shift; $strToBeInc++; return $strToBeInc; } my $str='a'; my $foo = strinc($str); say $foo;" b

While I agree with what I think is one of moritz' points -- namely, that P5 is going to have to break backward-compat at some point... or stop improving and die -- I don't think we're there, yet, nor do I see how replicating the code behind ++ to provide a (duplicative) strinc is a plus, unless it allows removing a lot of cruft from ++.

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