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Friday, May 25, 2007

Strings, the shameful special cases

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2 comments:

erik said...

As far as your point [1], you should remember that perl is equally guilty of that problem... consider functions like chomp() or especially exists() which sort of "implicitly" get a ref to the data which is passed-by-value by the caller.

I mention this only because I happen to know that you harbor more love for perl than for pascal.

marnanel said...

Oh, don't get me started on perl's love for special cases :)

"In general, [Perl builtins] do what you want, unless you want consistency."