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Re: docpatch concerning multidim emulation

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david nicol
May 22, 2003 14:10
Re: docpatch concerning multidim emulation
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On Tue, 2003-05-20 at 08:56, Ronald J Kimball made a bunch of
excellent points about what 
> On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 02:40:34AM -0500, david nicol wrote:


> I don't understand the value in adding this paragraph to the documentation
> for $;.  "Hastily contrived" does not sound like a good recommendation for
> a module.

I am the hubris kid.  By my example I give permission for your
outstanding feats of hubris too.

> (Mnemonic: comma (the syntactic subscript separator) is a
> semi-semicolon.  Yes, this is lame, but C<$,> is already taken for
> something more important.)

I don't think its lame.  I don't think the feature belongs buried in
the documentatio of the line noise variables either; I think the
feature needs to be introduced in perlsyn.  Wherever we're supposed to
learn about writing hash slices @hash{@key_subset} because it looks
so similar to it.

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