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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ...I want to wait until I have a solid test suite and some decent documentation before I start profiling and optimizing.
    Shouldn't you have done that first? ;)

    I've been trying to follow all your posts, but I just don't understand 'em. Why have you put a lot of energy into that whole thief stealin' thing?
    • I didn't write the tests firsts because I was porting this from W-Prolog and frankly, since I wasn't entirely certain what W-Prolog was doing half the time, I wasn't certain what I was writing tests for. However, by doing a faithful port from a known-good program, I could run them in parallel and keep the Perl one working properly. Now that it appears that I've nailed down the behavior of the Perl version, I'm writing tests. Curiously, in the process I've found a discrepancy between the Java and Perl ver

      • but WAY above my level of comprehension. :)

        - Jason
        • Actually, I doubt it's above your level of comprehension. Logic programming isn't that hard, it's just a weird way of looking at things. For example, remember syllogisms in logic class?

          All cats are mammals.
          All mammals have fur.
          Therefore, all cats have fur.

          In prolog:

          mammal(cat).

          furry(X) :-
              mammal(X),
              not(shaved(X)).

          The :- is read as "if" and the comma is read as "and". I'm sure you can figure out what that means :)

          In logic programming, you don't tell the computer how t