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The Sidhekin
June 14, 2018 18:01
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On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 7:57 PM, Brandon Allbery <>

> 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.

  ... but does have "whitespace" and "variable" in it, neither of which is
specific to Perl. :-P

  Isn't the lack of "pragma" there an omission to be corrected?

  Particularly if the term is required for the reading of error messages?


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