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Re: perl 6 requirements

Chaim Frenkel
July 31, 2000 13:47
Re: perl 6 requirements
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To summarize.

A new datatype that is a structured object should be available.

This would be a magical amalgam of a string/hash/array/psuedohash, with in
a fixed block of memory.

(Hand waving - my struct Foo $bob; $bob{account_number} = '12345';)

Who's catching language requests? Ed? Kirrly? Someone else?


(Are any old MVS types on this list? Does the magic term DSECT ring
a bell? *sigh* I'm getting old.)

>>>>> "TA" == Ted Ashton <> writes:

TA> P'raps you've not run across it, but there are situations where
TA> one is given a datastructure created by another language (in my
TA> case, usually through being handed a file with records built by a
TA> certain structure).  I have to unpack those records, deal with the
TA> data, and likely pack up the data as a fixed-size record to ship
TA> on to the next (non-Perl) thing.  If I could define a data
TA> structure with fixed sizes and just say, "put the data in this
TA> space, here," it would save my unpack and pack.

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