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Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/

David Mitchell
January 29, 2001 08:17
Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/
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Jeanna FOx <> wrote:
> Everybody seems to be missing the fact that jwz bitching about Java's
> "32 bit non-object ints" means that at least he thinks they could be
> salvaged. What would he think of Perl's "224 bit non-object ints"?!
> Don't get smug because Perl can iterate over an array of anything. The
> price we pay is incredibly expensive.

Perl6's vtable implementation of scalars and arrays etc should
allow lightwight arrays of integers (eg 32 bits) which still appear
to the rest of Perl (and the programmer) to be arrays of full-blown SVs. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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