- Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 12:05:18 +1000
- From: Erik Christiansen <dvalin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Net::DNS::Nameserver
On 26.04.19 23:09, mick crane wrote:
> I did wonder if was some scheme I was unaware of.
> I noticed a couple of weeks ago somebody used these "::" between words to
> identify something.
> Like in apt you have
> made me think that these dots was some way of identifying a thing so that
> everything is the same over the whole wide world .
> Or something like that.
More the opposite. i.e. make the tail end of the long::name::thingy
identifiable in a _restricted_ scope. The :: nomenclature first appeared
(to my eyes) in C++ several decades ago. For perl to adopt an existing
convention is a step forward for the language.
Here's a brief exchange describing ::, the scope-resolution operator:
Arguing that Java is better than C++ is like arguing that grasshoppers taste
better than tree bark. - Thant Tessman