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From:
Dan Book
Date:
December 19, 2017 06:29
Subject:
Re: Revisiting smart match
Message ID:
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On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 1:22 AM, Father Chrysostomos <sprout@cpan.org>
wrote:

> Zefram wrote:
> > Craig A. Berry wrote:
> > >        whenas ($matcher)      { die "C" }
> >
> > This doesn't read naturally.
>
> St. Matthew 1:18: ...When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph....
>
> Nothing we come up with is going to read perfectly naturally.
> 'whenas' is just as good as 'whenlike' linguistically, but shorter.
>

Actually 'when like' is readable here, 'when as' isn't. You can be like a
thing, you can't be as a thing.

-Dan

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