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:zz: PERL QUICKIES!
- To: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: :zz: PERL QUICKIES!
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 11:25:49 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Reply-to: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
Here's an idea which is merely programmatic [ :-) ]--
how quick innovations may be made available
without "new releases" of the software.
I propose that Perl code suitable for inclusion in cells
be put in emails and sent to this list.
For instance, I would like RIGHT AWAY
a very simple function that adds up the cells above
and below it, cells beginning with a non-numeral
to be ignored.
Obviously, Getting this Just Right and Suitably Generalized
and Added to the Code Release is another matter.
But it would be very nice just to get functions we
could jam into cells if needed.
Next email: proposed format.
Would anybody do the add-up function for me ?-)
I don't have time to learn the Perl right now ...
Theodor Holm Nelson, Visiting Professor of Environmental Information
Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Fujisawa, Japan
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