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Re^2: Perl::Improved Volume 0, Number 1

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Sep 05, 2004 at 13:41 UTC ( #388606=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl::Improved Volume 0, Number 1
in thread Perl::Improved Volume 0, Number 1

I'd guess these points haven't been raised before because noone feels the need, and because most people instinctively understand that this particular proposition cannot possibly work.

He'll be able to try this and any other outlandish ideas he thinks would make the language better for himself once Perl6 is here.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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Re^3: Perl::Improved Volume 0, Number 1
by davido (Cardinal) on Sep 05, 2004 at 16:06 UTC

    Next we'll need to have "Keyboard::Improved" to give us keys to represent other mathematical functions such as the integral symbol, the nth root symbol, longhand division symbols, Pi, Sigma, and so on. Seriously, if we're going to nitpick about abs() versus |-5|, we'll have to do away with the entire fn() idiom as applied to the programmers version of mathematical symbols.


    Dave

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