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Ilya Zakharevich
November 19, 1999 09:55
Re: peace! (was Re: Get a real programming language)
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On Fri, Nov 19, 1999 at 12:38:32PM -0500, Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> > >Says the same guy who claims that calling shell has no significant
> > >speed penalty, hash access is only 20% slower than lexicals, etc etc etc.
> > 
> > So what's this, a strawman combined with argument ad hominem?
> Wow, this is like so predictable.  As soon as I saw Ilya's "use" hack, I
> started expecting Tom to write up a counterargument, Ilya to dismiss it,

In fact this time Tom's counterarguments have some base, it was not
purely "in spite".  The construct I proposed is not purely cherries in

However, the functionality is badly needed (since more and more
pragmas become lexically scoped), and it may happen that this
construct makes the smallest aesthetic damage comparing to alternatives.


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