Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
"be consistent"
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Because they are symbol table entries ... the symbol table, where completely unrelated things (variables) are held
You know, Perl is not the only programming language that makes use of symbol tables! And other language (that I know of) dont have anything like typeglobs.
Hmm, six individual variables tables, versus one umbrella table, hmmm
? Why would you need different symbol tables? Different keys for different things would suffice. Perl's symbol table is just a hash... (well, I would be REALLY surprized if it weren't so)

But now that I think of it, yeah... It was probably an attempt to save memory. Smaller symbol tables, fewer structs in them, fewer calls to malloc... That kind of fits with the idea context. Still pretty strange. I'm sure Perl programmers don't use that feature very often, if at all.


In reply to Re^2: Why does Perl have typeglobs? by Anonymous Monk
in thread Why does Perl have typeglobs? by Anonymous Monk

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others about the Monastery: (3)
    As of 2019-08-24 08:49 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      No recent polls found

      Notices?