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[svn:perl6-synopsis] r9723 - doc/trunk/design/syn

June 28, 2006 22:49
[svn:perl6-synopsis] r9723 - doc/trunk/design/syn
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Author: larry
Date: Wed Jun 28 22:49:04 2006
New Revision: 9723


Revised some ambiguous sentences.

Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S04.pod
--- doc/trunk/design/syn/S04.pod	(original)
+++ doc/trunk/design/syn/S04.pod	Wed Jun 28 22:49:04 2006
@@ -777,7 +777,7 @@
 exception, though returning a defined value after catching an exception
 is okay.
-In the absence of exception propagation, a successful exit is one that
+In the absence of error exception propagation, a successful exit is one that
 returns a defined value in scalar context, or any number of values
 in list context as long as the length is defined.  (A length of +Inf
 is considered a defined length.  A length of 0 is also a defined length,

Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod
--- doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod	(original)
+++ doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod	Wed Jun 28 22:49:04 2006
@@ -12,9 +12,9 @@
   Maintainer: Larry Wall <>
   Date: 27 Oct 2004
-  Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006
+  Last Modified: 29 Jun 2006
   Number: 12
-  Version: 17
+  Version: 18
 =head1 Overview
@@ -661,8 +661,9 @@
 However, a given multi may advertise multiple long names, some
 of which are shorter than the complete long name.  This is done by
 putting a semicolon after each advertised long name (replacing the comma,
-if present).  The initial dispatch is always to the shortest advertised
-long name.  Since the shorter long name does not guarantee uniqueness,
+if present).  The initial dispatch starts by pretending that the shortest
+advertised long name is the complete long name (and likewise across the entire
+set of candidates).  Since the shorter long name does not guarantee uniqueness,
 if that shorter long name is chosen for dispatch, and a tie would be
 declared for that dispatch, the next longer set of long names may be
 used to break ties, for those candidates that supply longer names. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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