|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation
Re^8: Why are closures cool?by Aristotle (Chancellor)
|on Jan 13, 2002 at 17:26 UTC
All I said is that the semantics differ from LISP's in Perl, since subroutine names (and in fact, named subroutines as a whole) aren't lexicaly scoped, with no assertion on whether it is possible to fully emulate it using anonymous subs. If you look back at my previous post you'll see this:
I don't see much of a point to using named subsubroutines [in Perl] - unless you want to pass it around as a reference, in which case you didn't do anything less than you would have had to with an anonymous sub.
It was just nitpicking - nay, less even, I just agreed with runrig's nitpickery. If you look back, you'll see I wasn't even arguing, I inquired about his point then agreed after explanation.