Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW
 
PerlMonks  

Re^4: What esteemed monks think about changes necessary/desirable in Perl 7 outside of OO staff

by talexb (Canon)
on Sep 14, 2020 at 13:09 UTC ( #11121730=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: What esteemed monks think about changes necessary/desirable in Perl 7 outside of OO staff
in thread What esteemed monks think about changes necessary/desirable in Perl 7 outside of OO staff

    The classic solution of this problem was invented in FORTRAN in early 50 -- it is a backslash at the end of the line. Perl can use #\ as this is pragma to lexical scanner, not the element of the language.

I took a FORTRAN course at Waterloo in Fall of 1976, and at that time the continuation character was a '+' in column 6. I'd like to know which publication or reference told you that a continuation was a backslash at the end of a line.

In addition, I'm quite happy with Perl understanding that a line without a semi-colon is continued on the next line. It's the same rule that C uses, so having ';' as a line terminator has made sense to me since 1981. I'm happy to stick with that convention.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

  • Comment on Re^4: What esteemed monks think about changes necessary/desirable in Perl 7 outside of OO staff

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://11121730]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others contemplating the Monastery: (4)
As of 2021-01-25 08:49 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    Notices?