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Ronald J Kimball
May 22, 2003 14:16
Re: docpatch concerning multidim emulation
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On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 04:09:36PM -0500, david nicol wrote:
> 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.

I'm not sure what you mean.  I think if a module is worth mentioning in the
core documentation, it should probably be better than "hastily contrived".

> > (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.

The feature is not lame, the mnemonic is: "semi-semicolon".

Hash slices are documented in perldata.  This feature could certainly be
mentioned there.


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