A dream resyntaxed by Damian Conway
If you’ve read Curtis Poe’s most recent blog post, what follows is going to seem eerily familiar. This post uses the same concepts, arguments, and code examples as his, and reaches exactly the same conclusions...
When I read Curtis’s post I almost decided to bin this one, as he managed to cover everything necessary in his usual succinct, eloquent, and engaging style. But he has encouraged me to post my version of this discussion too, as it provides a little more detail on some of the issues we’re addressing, and on the design rationale for the changes we are jointly proposing.
So here’s the “Conway cut” of our joint proposal... If you’d like some extra insights into the syntactic design of Corinna (and of Perl itself!), and perhaps a slightly more detailed and stereoscopic view of the issues we’re addressing...read on!