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From: Ruud H.G. van Tol
September 27, 2005 08:57
Message ID: email@example.com
Nigel Hamilton schreef:
> From the point of view of the operating system a program is a nasty
> exception to its normal running environment - your whole program is a
> kind of big exception!
As if a real OS really likes to run idle most of the time.
> Like someone intruding on a conversation the programmer tries to
> change the topic of the operating system. "Hey can you get that
> network socket for me?"
> Programmers are constantly trying to change the "topic" of
> conversation of the operating system. "Hey drop what you're doing.
> This is important. Get me that file."
Or the OS is more like a waiter, nervously circling the tables, watching
out for orders.
> Is there a way of integrating Perl's natural ability to stay on topic
> ($_) with exception handling, and event handling?
And how about agents and messages?