On Fri, 2005-10-07 at 12:49 +0200, Juerd wrote:

> Ashley Winters skribis 2005-10-06 19:30 (-0700):

> > >     my Array $a = 97;      # dies eventually, but when?
> > Runtime -- cannot coerce Int value to Array

> It is fully determinable at compile time. 97 will never be compatible
> with Array, so I see no reason to wait.

If I added a multisub for Array assignment so that assigning an integer
value set the length of the array, would 97 be compatible with Array?

> Do remember that some programs run for weeks or months, rather than a
> few seconds. It's nice to get all the certain failures during compile
> time.

How about in unreachable code (which I do actually believe compilers can
detect some of the time)?

-- c

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