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Re: [vox-tech] perl never ceases to amaze me
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Re: [vox-tech] perl never ceases to amaze me



I don't know if this will interest you.  But you might want to check out
wxPerl (and wxWindows) if you feel like doing perl GUI programming

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] perl never ceases to amaze me


> aha, yeah.
>
> with "use warnings" (it complains but still does the right thing):
>
>    p@satan% ./try
>    Misplaced _ in number at ./try line 3.
>    315159254
>
> without "use warnings":
>
>    p@satan% ./try
>    315159254
>
> i still feel like perl is wet and wild, so i turn on as many newbie
> alertings as possible.   :)
>
> pete
>
>
>
> begin Jay Strauss <me@heyjay.com>
> > It works on non-3 groups (pardon my M$)
> >
> > C:\>type tmp.pl
> >    my $number = 3_151_592_65;
> >    print $number += 1000, "\n";
> >
> >
> > C:\>perl tmp.pl
> > 315160265
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
> > To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 1:15 PM
> > Subject: [vox-tech] perl never ceases to amaze me
> >
> >
> > > perl is such a cool language.  i never knew you can represent numbers
> > > this way:
> > >
> > >    my $number = 3_151_592_653;
> > >    print ++$number, "\n";
> > >
> > > i can easily see that $number represents "three billion one hundred
> > > fifty one million five hundred ninety two thousand six hundred fifty
> > > three".  if, instead, i saw:
> > >
> > >    my $number = 3151592653;
> > >    print ++$number, "\n";
> > >
> > > i'd be sitting there all day trying to figure out what this number is.
> > > perl will balk if you use an underscore in anything other than groups
of
> > > three, as in:
> > >
> > >    my $number = 3_151_592_53;
> > >
> > > jeez, for all the numerical stuff i do for research, i wish C had
> > > something like this built in!
> > >
> > > pete
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