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Arthur Bergman
October 22, 2003 14:07
Re: RFC - type safety in perl
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On Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at 09:46  pm, Scott Walters wrote:

> From perldoc perltodo:
>        Typed lexicals for compiler
> I've been working on (0.4 on CPAN) and I'm trying to 
> guage
> interest. Arthur Bergman has his excellent for atomic types
> as well.
> I know that this sort of thing isn't suitable for small scripts and
> throw away code, but for larger programs it can be a very useful
> form of stricture. Java programmers depend on this kind of checking and
> diagnostic and wouldn't be cought dead without it. It is also something
> that looks good on a languages resume, so to speak.
> Best wishes,
> -scott

I should have warned you (and I will respond to your email), a lot of 
the old timers are now going to come screaming that this is impossible 
and that there will always be ways around this.

Please ignore them, since it is surely possible to get it working so it 
is useful.

And also, since it is possible to do using modules, we shouldn't put it 
in the core, but rather leave that for perl6


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