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Re: IDEA: more for-like map and grep?

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Simon Cozens
November 20, 2000 18:54
Re: IDEA: more for-like map and grep?
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On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 09:46:06PM -0500, Jeff Pinyan wrote:
> It doesn't work because ...
> is not an EXPR. 

Oh, I know *why* it isn't allowed, but it's still strangely odd.
There's nothing ambiguous about it - if Perl truly acted like
a natural language it would surely be able to work out what I meant.
(That's a dangerous path to tread, which is why I'm only discussing truly
unambiguous syntaces.)

>   do { $total += $_ for @array } if $computing_total;

Yes, but that completely defeats the point of doing the post-expression stuff.

In this talk, I would like to speculate a little, on ... the development
of intelligent life. I shall take this to include the human race, even
though much of its behaviour throughout history has been pretty
stupid... - Stephen Hawking

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