ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Aug 2 18:13:58 CDT 2005
> I agree: it is unfortunate that the original language designers used the
> term "global" to mean "persistent global". Had they separated the
> concept of scope from the concept of variable duration/lifetime, the
> language would have been equally powerful while being easier to understand.
What is a non-persistent global?
In any language I've worked with, you declare a global and it stays in
memory until you delete it or quit the program.
I don't know of any language that deletes globals automatically based on
whether the app closes or opens files from disk.
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