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Brandon Allbery
June 14, 2018 18:04
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I'm trying to not second-guess whoever maintains the glossary. And by that
message also pointing up the omission.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 2:01 PM The Sidhekin <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 7:57 PM, Brandon Allbery <>
> wrote:
>> 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?
> Eirik

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates                        
unix, openafs, kerberos, infrastructure, xmonad

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