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From:
Elizabeth Mattijsen
Date:
June 14, 2018 18:10
Subject:
Re: EVAL?
Message ID:
92EE7E14-4C8F-4A73-B29D-749F0C261B87@dijkmat.nl
We are all maintainers of the glossary.  Patches / Pull Requests are welcome.

> On 14 Jun 2018, at 20:03, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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 <sidhekin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 7:57 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b@gmail.com> 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).
> 
> https://docs.perl6.org/language/glossary
> 
> 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
> 
> 
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