Thoughts on Perl6
smorrey at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 17:10:37 MDT 2005
I'm sorry I should have been clearer...
Maybe this is bigotry on my part, but at least for non-european
languages i.e. Those who use a non-latin based font, I believe that it
will be easy for someone of a nefarious bent to hide a damaging line of
code simply by creating it and naming it something to which only the
local dialect of a particular language would understand, thereby causing
major debugging headaches.
Also many things simply have NO translation, and so I fear that when I
get code from these coders who may be doing so in thier native language
it will be just as hard to understand the flow, maybe even harder...
Than if I had just taken and decompiled the bytecode by hand, for
instance please look at DJ's Java Decompiler to see what I am reffering to.
Oh well, no one is forcing me to use Perl6... yet ;)
Alan Young wrote:
>On 8/12/05, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
>>I don't know about you, but I don't relish the thought of having to
>>debug code written in a language like Sinhalese.
>It's easy enough to convert the variables to a known language. What I
>like is being able to create your own operators in unicode ...
>>Also I think that makes it too easy for someone to obscure a damaging
>>line of code simply by switching to a unicode font and hence making it
>>unreadable to 90% of the people who may be debugging it.
>There's no switching ... the code will have to be edited in a unicode
>aware editor for anything other than local stuff. I can't wait to see
>what get's uploaded to the CPAN ...
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