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From:
Craig A. Berry
Date:
December 19, 2017 14:11
Subject:
Re: Revisiting smart match
Message ID:
CA+vYcVyE3zvAZdF3kxZ=zrHVnLtWNC-HnXh-+=4ou+vqKr17rw@mail.gmail.com
On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 12:29 AM, Dan Book <grinnz@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Sure you can, but it doesn't work like that.  "Whenas" is just a
synonym for "when," which was already taken.

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