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Luke Palmer
February 28, 2004 16:01
Re: Exegesis 7: Overflow Fields
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Mark A. Biggar writes:
> Larry Wall wrote:
> >On Sat, Feb 28, 2004 at 11:59:15AM -0800, Gregor N. Purdy wrote:
> >: Smylers --
> >: 
> >: So, what I'm looking for is more explicit phrasing around "immediately
> >: above". In the example, the column range for the overflow field is
> >: exactly the same as that of the $method field in the prior "picture".
> >: But, what does it do if it doesn't match *exactly*? Is it an error,
> >: does it have some heuristics to guess? What are the edge cases?
> >
> >Well, obviously this is one of those places where the implementation
> >is the spec.  :-)
> Arn't there cases where the overflow field want to be bigger then the
> first field?  Something the ends up looking like:
> LABEL: texttexttextexttexttext
> texttextexttextetexttexttextte
> xttexttexttexttexttexttextttex
> where LABEL is in one field and text... is in an oveflow block?

Yeah.  I'd do that this way:

    form '{<<<}: {<<<<<<<<<<<<…}',
          $label, $text,

I think that works...  I only read E7 through once and quickly, so I'll
have to double check that against Perl6::Form;


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