On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 04:05:39PM -0400, Chas Owens wrote:
: On 5/29/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
: snip
: >+If the count is less than 1, returns the null string.
: >+The count may not be C<*> because Perl 6 does not support
: >+infinite strings.  (At least, not yet...)
: snip
: Does "may not be c<*>" mean that the compiler should throw a fatal
: error if it sees it or that the program will hang because it is the
: programmer's fault (similar to "while 1 {}") .

The compiler is generally allowed to complain about anything it knows
must fail at runtime, and since scalars default to eager, this will
certainly run out of memory at runtime.


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