On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 01:51:36PM -0700, Brent 'Dax' Royal-Gordon wrote:
: Larry Wall <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
: > Assuming we
: > rehuffmanize "kill" to "sendsignal" or some such, we have:
: "signal" is a verb as well as a noun.
:     sub alarm ($secs) {
:        { signal $*PID, Signal::ALARM }.cue(:delay($secs));
:    }
: It even reads pretty nicely: "signal 4242".

The cultural problem is that C's ancient signal() sets a signal
handler rather than sending a signal.  I figured as long as we were
trying to discourage the use of signals we might as well make it
something even longer, but clearer.


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