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Id: 1039
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: perl5

Owner: Nobody
Requestors: abigail [at]

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From: abigail [...]
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 17:50:56 -0400
To: tchrist [...]
Cc: The Perl Porters Mailing List <perl5-porters [...]>
Subject: Re: next stages for real prototypes
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Could we find a different term for 'named parameters'? It already has a meaning (mostly outside of Perl), and its use in discussing prototypes is confusing. Python, for instance, has named parameters, where you can define a function: def func (spam, eggs = 6): something And then call it like: func (eggs = 17, spam = 12) One can easily simulate this in Perl, using hashes, and doing something like '%arg = @_' as the first statement in the sub. (Tk simulated named parameters.) Of course, you would lose all the benefits prototypes can give you. Abigail

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