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Re: Why does Perl have typeglobs?

by jeffa (Bishop)
on Jul 08, 2014 at 19:15 UTC ( #1092777=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why does Perl have typeglobs?

This was (sort of) asked and addressed a while back at What are typeglobs (useful for)?. I was introduced to the Union data structure in my college compiler class for what it is worth. I have always thought of typeglobs as Unions -- things that can store the same value but reference/use it in different ways. I'm probably wrong, however. :)

jeffa

L-LL-L--L-LL-L--L-LL-L--
-R--R-RR-R--R-RR-R--R-RR
B--B--B--B--B--B--B--B--
H---H---H---H---H---H---
(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)

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