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Re^9: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ longby shotgunefx (Parson)
|on Feb 28, 2006 at 09:43 UTC||Need Help??|
Not sure if there is a little sarcasm in that message or not, but I'll assume there isn't.
I would say it has nothing to do with computers, and much to do with programming languages, or at least Perl. Obviously, a large part of Perl's attraction is DWIM, which to me implies intuition, at least to a point.
Not knowing that "err" is "defined OR", my first thought would be that it had something to do with exceptions. The definition of the word implies that it has something to do with errors.
While expressions in programming languages and human languages often don't match up, they more often do. "do, if, else, and, or, etc, not, while, use, etc".
Seems like it should have been more appropriately named defor, dor, whatever.
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