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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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Journal of Beatnik (493)

Tuesday December 09, 2003
05:21 AM


[ #16235 ]
It took me a while to understand some of the Perl Buzzwords but I hope I understand most of them now (even though I hopefully understand Perl better than I understand those words). I'm not a native english speaker and it's not my second language either. Although I speak and write a lot of english, I still miss out on some basics. Let's see... where to begin?

Semantics : The understanding of what words mean... More or less what all this is about.

Scoping : To work within an area of observation.

Lexical : See scope. Lexical variables are only defined within a certain scope.

Pragma : A specific form of comments to which a specific program interacts..

Localizing : Assigning to a specific place.

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  • Semantics : The understanding of what words mean... More or less what all this is about.

    Compare to: Syntax : The formal rules for putting word in sentences... how you write it
    Those two are an unseparable pair - even though Dan Sugalski often says "thats syntax, and I don't do syntax" on the perl6 lists while discussing syntax ;-P

    Scope, lexical and localising are all aspects of the same thing, more or less ... or not depending on how you look at it.

    Pragma is something which changes either the syntax or