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ToddAndMargo via perl6-users
January 29, 2020 00:06
Re: stolen uint's
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On 2020-01-28 15:37, Trey Harris wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 18:09 ToddAndMargo via perl6-users 
> < <>> wrote:
>     Observer effect (physics)
>           In physics, the observer effect is the theory that
>           the mere observation of a phenomenon inevitably
>           changes that phenomenon ... An especially unusual
>           version of the observer effect occurs in quantum
>           mechanics, as best demonstrated by the double-slit
>           experiment
>     Seems Quantum theory has come to Raku, only we call it "unboxing".
> As I wrote in your Raku/problem-solving issue (#154), your question is 
> not well-formed. A native value has no metadata, so how can it have a 
> type? Any experience at all with a language with pointer arithmetic 
> should make this clear.
> And you issue doesn’t seem to be with unboxing—as far as I can tell, 
> you’re unboxing (assigning to a native) just fine, it’s the autoboxing 
> that’s giving you fits.
> If you can show a language that can do what you want—whether it’s a 
> `typeof` equivalent or a binary data validity checker or a magic number 
> heuristic or something else, then we may be able to help you, but right 
> now you seem to be asking for something akin to wanting to know what 
> color the bits in your uint32 are—it’s not a question with meaning.


If I ask what something is, I want an accurate answer back.


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