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Posted Nov 10, 2012 0:22 UTC (Sat) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
In reply to: No thanks. by HelloWorld
Parent article: Haley: We're doing an ARM64 OpenJDK port!

works perfectly in perl:

sub dup { $_[0], @_ }
sub mad { $_[0]*$_[1]+$_[2] }
say mad dup dup 3

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Posted Nov 10, 2012 14:09 UTC (Sat) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129) [Link]

This works because your version of dup returns excess arguments unmodified. Most perl functions don't do that, so it's not quite the same thing.

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Posted Nov 11, 2012 0:44 UTC (Sun) by hummassa (subscriber, #307) [Link]

It does that because I modelled it after the postcript/forth example. In perl, is actually quite easy to adopt this style of programming:

sub mad { my($a, $b, $c, @rest) = @_; $a*$b+$c, @rest }

So you can use @_ as the forth/postcript stack...

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