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From:
Chaim Frenkel
Date:
July 31, 2000 13:47
Subject:
Re: perl 6 requirements
Message ID:
m3em4am3hx.fsf@csamnycln01.nyc.csam.com
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?

<chaim>

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


>>>>> "TA" == Ted Ashton <ashted@southern.edu> 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.

-- 
Chaim Frenkel					     Nonlinear Knowledge, Inc.
chaimf@pobox.com				               +1-718-236-0183

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