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david nicol
July 21, 2004 14:59
Re: optimizing Short circuiting sort method based on [M]
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On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 08:14, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > I wonder if this could be turned into yet another context -- "reverse
> > list" context -- causing any returning array to get reversed on the
> > stack before being returned, in a lighter way than calling the reverse
> > function.  Just another idea.
> Based on the number of regression tests that I broke while implementing
> this, I don't think that it's a very common scenario, so would be complicating
> the general case for something rather specific and very rare. Plus it's unclear
> how to make any of it work in a backwards compatible way.
> Nicholas Clark

I hope you had fun trying.

How impossible is it to find out the size of an Lvalue array?  I'm
imagining defining the true value of  wantarray() function to be
a reference to the array that is to be filled by the result.

Is that possible?.

david nicol
    "People used to be able to read my thoughts, but
it doesn't appear to work any more. Should I eat less cheese?"
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