Mark Sparshatt wrote:
> Austin Ziegler wrote:
> 
> <snip>
> 
>> I seem to recall reading
>> something in the last year or so that suggests that Matz did add
>> something to the language that was either *hard* or *ugly* because he
>> wanted it to be used rarely, but available. I don't remember what it
>> was.
>>
> I think you're reffering to needing a $ in front of global variables. 
> IIRC this is to discourage the use of globals.

I always thought that doing finalizers that was made cumbersome to 
discourage casual use.

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