big objects and avoiding deepcopy?

Daniel da Silva ddasilva at umd.edu
Tue Oct 28 21:00:25 CET 2008


http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl6.language/msg/b0cfa757f0ce1cfd?pli=1

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On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 1:12 PM, <bearophileHUGS at lycos.com> wrote:

> Robert Kern:
> > This is similar to implementing "Undo" functionality in applications.<
>
> In a quite-high-level language (like Python, but not necessarily in
> Python itself) it may become eventually advantageous to add some (even
> limited) built-in form of undo. Both to give a simpler way to
> implement a undo functionality into user-level programs (that is to
> implement the Undo command in a program with GUI), but more
> importantly to help the programmer too in some more general
> programming tasks.
>
> So it's probably a feature we'll see in the next generation of high-
> level languages, among few other features that today are missing in
> Python (only sometimes missing for performance reasons).
>
> Bye,
> bearophile
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