On Mar 8, 2010, at 11:04 , Carl Mäsak wrote:
commitbot (>>>>), Brandon (>>>), Mark (>>), Carl (>):+ has $!age is ref; # BUILD will automatically use ref binding, not copyPerl6 isn't done until it has reinvented Algol 68?[...] I'm not sure what exactly the repercussions of doing attribute initialization with 'is ref' are apart from that. Brandon, if your oblique reference to Algol 68 meant something more than what I uncovered above, feel free to enrich the discussion by sharing whatyou know about the possible consequences of spec'ing things this way.I imagine Brandon was more referring to pass-by-reference, which was introduced into procedural HLLs by Algol-68.Oh! It was that simple.
Right. And just a joke, not a complaint about the language.
Meanwhile, the uncanny similarities between Perl 6 and Algol 68 continue to strike me:
And *that* is why I'm cracking Algol 68 jokes here. :) -- brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allb...@kf8nh.com system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allb...@ece.cmu.edu electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university KF8NH
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