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Re: This week on perl5-porters (06--12 Mar 2001)

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Jarkko Hietaniemi
March 12, 2001 16:05
Re: This week on perl5-porters (06--12 Mar 2001)
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>    Tony Finch complained that use integer doesn't make rand return
>    integers; [13]Philip Newton provided a patch.

Huh?  I cannot find such a patch -- not that I would apply such a
patch, that's not what use integer is supposed to do, I hope it's a
clarifying doc patch.

(As for ++ and -- obeying use integer: yes, it would be more consistent,
but it would be backward incompatible: I would like to see some more
discussion on this particular suggestion before changing the semantics.)

$jhi++; #
        # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
        # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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