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Re: use bytes; - what does/should it mean?

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Simon Cozens
March 12, 2001 08:33
Re: use bytes; - what does/should it mean?
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On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 03:54:23PM +0000, Nick Ing-Simmons wrote:
> Right now some it seems some parts of perl do things one way (expose the guts)
> and some do it the other (take steps to make it "safe"). 

You see that as a problem; I see it as an opportunity; use bytes makes it an
option. :) 

Seriously, the "partial transparency" model that I'm propounding means that
it's fine to give the end-user Perl-level access to the internal
representation if we tell her what she's going to get and when. So having "use
bytes" expose the representation fits in well with that.

Use of this advanced computing technology does not imply an endorsement
of Western industrial civilization.

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