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Re: RFC 231 (v1) Data: Multi-dimensional arrays/hashes and slices

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Karl Glazebrook
September 28, 2000 08:40
Re: RFC 231 (v1) Data: Multi-dimensional arrays/hashes and slices
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Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
> > so what is wrong with the statement '@y = 3*@x;' then ?
> That other constructs *also* create an array context, in which the
> behaviour of multiplication you propose is not appropriate.

for example?

> I did not see any viable proposal on changing things in a major way.
> To design such a change is a *major* work.  We need to keep a lot of
> possible combinations with other features in mind, and understand all
> the ramifications and desired/undesired interaction.  We need
> insight.  We need to balance the tradeoffs.

This is what will happen no doubt, and what will emerge will probably
be less than the radicals hope for and more than the conservatives
would want!

> I did not mean interviews.  10 years ago I read the manual.  It was
> clearly there.

I am sure it was, the guy is nuts.


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