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From: Brandon Allbery
June 14, 2018 17:57
Message ID: CAKFCL4XKG6hcxZ9q6cN1hCSSmYgz0p8wq=eFLdqyoR0Sg80E6A@mail.gmail.com
You can never be certain in *any* case. Check if you're not sure what it
means. Because sometimes languages use some term in a way you don't expect,
whether because they drew it from some specific discipline (Haskell uses a
lot of terminilogy from abstract mathematics, for example) or for some
reason (I've hit a few cases where the language author didn't know the
actual meaning of some term and used it "oddly" as a result).
Which doesn't have "pragma" in it, probably because it's not specific to
Perl. It's been around, and used in this sense, since at least the 1960s
and probably earlier.
So also check various CS glossaries.
Such as FOLDOC: http://foldoc.org/pragma
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 1:52 PM ToddAndMargo <ToddAndMargo@zoho.com> wrote:
> On 06/14/2018 10:49 AM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> > That's actually the origin of it: pragmatic / real-world behavior, as
> > opposed to idealized situations.
> I can't always tell when things are English and when
> things are Perl.
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