[tpm] Subroutine arcana

Alex Mackinnon alexmac131 at hotmail.com
Mon May 21 09:23:02 PDT 2007

Hehehe, I have worn egg alot :)

>From: arocker at vex.net
>To: tpm at to.pm.org
>Subject: Re: [tpm] Subroutine arcana
>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 12:18:18 -0400 (EDT)
>Thanks to everyone for the help on this topic, especially Jim Graham for
>the code examples. (In any discussion of programming topics, a functioning
>example beats 4 aces AND a Smith & Wesson.)
>My mistakes were:
>1. Believing what my course notes said, without verifying them. How many
>innocent minds have I corrupted?
>2. Not replacing the 2nd Edition Camel with the 3rd, which did mention
>nesting subroutines. (Confirmed from a CD version.)
>3. Assuming that defining an anonymous subroutine would cause it to be
>executed at definition time. (If you assign the result of a function to a
>scalar, the function gets evaluated. An anonymous subroutine definition
>looks like a function, but it just assigns the subroutine's reference to
>the scalar.)
>Oh well, egg is said to be good for the complexion.
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