On 2008 Aug 2, at 12:57, Larry Wall wrote:

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 05:56:14AM -0500, John M. Dlugosz wrote:
In S04, "Other similar Code-only forms ..."
What does that mean?

It is feebly attempting to say that, because these are control flow
functions, the argument is really a thunk that the function has
control of when and how it's executed, much like in the constructs:

   $x && thunk
   $x || thunk
   $x ?? thunk !! thunk

Haskell demonstrates that this is simply lazy application.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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