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Re: [wish list]: perl stuff
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 1996 11:52:18 PDT
From: Kipp the Kidd <email@example.com>
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At 09:44 AM 8/9/96 PDT, Quinn wrote:
>It would be cool to have some of the anti-statements of Perl, such as
>"unless" (if-not), and "until" (while-not), because '!' just looks real ugly
>beside some things.
I'd spend hours trying to figure out code that looks like this! This is a
> "blah" if (foo);
><A-ONE TWO THREE FOUR!>
> if (foo in [5..8])
Definitely easier... Although it's prolly not, it /looks/ more efficent :)
This is a should-do.
><SPEAKING OF WHICH...>
> "bar" in "foobarbaz"
I'd say I wish for this statement, on average, about 25 hours a day, 8 days
a week, 33 days a month, 13 months a year ...
This is a must-do.
>I suppose that could break some ruthlessly !d verbs which use "in" both to
>check for type LIST and for membership, though.
Whoever writes verbs like that disserves to have a few petty bugs to fix.
This is a must-do (must do, meaning, we must bug ruthless !d coders)
Yeah, me too.
>That's all for now. Just more cosmetic suggestions from Quinn. Oh, and
>remember real comments. Real comments would rock. Real comments RULE. /*
>ROCK AND RULE!! */
/* Hey, that's great. Besides the realness of it, it adds a nice */
/* destinction between the help system's "comments";, which are evaled, */
/* and maybe programmers' notes or in-db parsing info. */
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