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Thu, 26 Nov 2009

Set Phasers to Stun!


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Did you ever wonder how BEGIN, CHECK, END and so on are called in Perl? Well, they didn't have a good name, until recently.

The Perl 6 spec listed them under closure traits, which is unwieldy, and not really exact either. Now they are called phasers, because they tell you which execution phase the block or statement runs in.

There are so many possible puns that I'll refrain from writing any.

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