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  • [Note: Posted to both perl6-language and perl6-documentation. Since perl6-documentation is no longer advertised, I assume follow ups should be posted to perl6-language only]. When Audrey gave a ...
    Andrew SavigeAndrew Savige
    Dec 31, 2005 at 1:47 am
    Dec 31, 2005 at 1:47 am
  • Well, yes. It's used in the operator position already for the indirect object syntax, so I don't think that'll fly. Keeping with the color example, let's think about what this is doing: $foo ~~ green ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Dec 13, 2003 at 2:30 pm
    Dec 13, 2003 at 2:30 pm
  • It was Friday, December 12, 2003 when Luke Palmer took the soap box, saying: : So I'm seeing a lot of inconsistent OO-vocabulary around here, and it : makes things pretty hard to understand. Awesome. ...
    Casey WestCasey West
    Dec 12, 2003 at 5:50 pm
    Dec 12, 2003 at 5:50 pm
  • Hello All, My name is Nick Pinckernell. I have just recently taken over the sourceforge project perldoc. However, currently, there is not much there. It was started about a year ago, and no work was ...
    Nick PinckernellNick Pinckernell
    Jul 24, 2003 at 4:49 am
    Jul 27, 2003 at 12:05 am
  • That's a good point, and a passable explanation. The distinction belongs in the docs, so I'm rerouting this message to p6dox. MikeL, since A12 isn't here, there's no object/class stuff going, is ...
    Austin HastingsAustin Hastings
    Apr 9, 2003 at 5:53 pm
    Apr 9, 2003 at 6:10 pm
  • One of the things I've noticed is that p6l has been tending to leach all conversation into itself, even things that more sensibly belong in this group. This is mainly because people get worried when ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Apr 7, 2003 at 5:16 pm
    Apr 8, 2003 at 7:07 pm
  • Maybe it's time to pick this list up again. It seems the last thing that happened is that Mike started the Arrays/Hashes section. That was two months ago. What's the next thing up? Chapter 2 of the ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Apr 6, 2003 at 7:33 am
    Apr 7, 2003 at 4:42 pm
  • A status update: 1) I'm actively working on the array section, and will start the hash section soon, if nobody else wants it. (I posted the outline I'm working to in my last message here.) 2) I'm ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Feb 4, 2003 at 5:26 pm
    Feb 4, 2003 at 5:26 pm
  • OK, back from hiatus. We paused a while over the holidays to allow A6 to come to a simmer... it's probably still not going to come off the stove *too* soon, though, so I suggest we move on. When we ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Jan 2, 2003 at 8:01 pm
    Jan 2, 2003 at 8:01 pm
  • If it's not obvious, we're pausing briefly in the documentation effort to wait for A6. We're stuck on a few fronts that should become slightly clearer when we get a better idea of how subroutines ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Dec 18, 2002 at 6:48 pm
    Dec 18, 2002 at 6:48 pm
  • A3/E3 introduce adverbs using the colon operator. An example given is as a "step" for the range operator: 0..Inf : 2 How is the ambiguity with literals resolved? What is the output of print 0..3#2:2 ...
    Dave WhippDave Whipp
    Dec 17, 2002 at 7:23 pm
    Dec 17, 2002 at 7:23 pm
  • I'd like to help write some test cases for Perl6 to deliver on that part of this group's charter. I'm having problems getting Perl 6 working, and I'd like help. This may be off-charter for this ...
    Jared RhineJared Rhine
    Dec 11, 2002 at 11:10 pm
    Dec 17, 2002 at 5:17 am
  • A big issue that still remains with literals is the stringification of objects and references. In an effort to get the behaviors hammered down, here are a few ideas: First off, references: By ...
    Joseph F. RyanJoseph F. Ryan
    Dec 5, 2002 at 11:36 pm
    Dec 6, 2002 at 6:22 pm
  • This revision should be much more thorough and consistant compared to the last 2, and also incorporates all of the major rulings handed down by Larry in the last few days. Remaining Issues: - Default ...
    Joseph F. RyanJoseph F. Ryan
    Dec 5, 2002 at 7:59 am
    Dec 12, 2002 at 2:50 pm
  • By popular request. If we have something we think will be even remotely controversial, we'll move it to p6l for debate, then use p6d to summarize the outcome. That will concentrate the debate in one ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Dec 4, 2002 at 8:31 pm
    Dec 4, 2002 at 8:31 pm
  • At various times, I have seen proposals for using indentation with HERE docs. Was this issue ever resolved? Dave.
    Dave WhippDave Whipp
    Dec 2, 2002 at 9:57 pm
    Dec 2, 2002 at 10:10 pm
  • I've integrated most of the proposed suggestions, as well as a section on vstrings and a winged section on hash interpolation. So that leaves these known issues: - Reference stringification - Default ...
    Joseph F. RyanJoseph F. Ryan
    Dec 2, 2002 at 11:58 am
    Dec 4, 2002 at 10:51 pm
  • First of all, apologies for sending through Hotmail; I'm home for the weekend, and have no access to email. However, I figured I should send this out as soon as I finished so that people have ...
    Joseph RyanJoseph Ryan
    Nov 30, 2002 at 12:40 am
    Dec 1, 2002 at 6:50 am
  • Hi, This in an updated version of the numeric literals document. Hopefully it is consistent with Michael's summary, and with discussions on the list. The portions that were wrong (complex numbers, ...
    Angel FausAngel Faus
    Nov 27, 2002 at 9:02 pm
    Nov 29, 2002 at 5:28 am
  • A few questions, about stuff I am not sure I got right. Sorry if this has already been resolved. - What is the default behaviour (without using any pragma) of 1/0? NaN or exception? - Are these ...
    Angel FausAngel Faus
    Nov 27, 2002 at 8:58 pm
    Dec 3, 2002 at 5:33 pm
  • The Perl 6 Summary for the week ending 20021124 And some rough beast, its hour come 'round at last slouches toward... And then the scansion goes to pot and I can't make a joke fit. Shame. Anyhoo, ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 27, 2002 at 2:02 pm
    Nov 28, 2002 at 12:55 am
  • NaN requires a pragma. As such, shouldn't documenting it be deferred till later? And then, you might want to take a look at: o IEEE 754 Support in C99 document ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Nov 26, 2002 at 3:21 pm
    Nov 26, 2002 at 5:34 pm
  • From: Bryan C. Warnock p6d exists to document the language. A task which consists of going over the A&E's and Larry's posts to p6l, etc. and flushing them out into deliverables: o Perl6/Parrot ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Nov 26, 2002 at 2:18 pm
    Nov 27, 2002 at 4:26 am
  • I think we've covered everything about nums that we're able to for the moment. There are still issues with types/overflow/exception handling. Internals is talking about them; let's revisit the issue ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 25, 2002 at 7:23 pm
    Nov 29, 2002 at 4:45 am
  • With clarifications, and additional syntactic edge cases. The last remaining known "numeric literals" issue is whether we want to allow '.' in explicit radix, e.g. 10#1.234, or whether we want to ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 25, 2002 at 6:04 pm
    Nov 26, 2002 at 6:35 pm
  • I've added a slew of new tests to the p6-literals test-suite, including: - Error tests. - Bit-type. - Subscripted variable interpolation. - Variable method interpolation. - Many conversion tests. I ...
    Joseph F. RyanJoseph F. Ryan
    Nov 23, 2002 at 9:58 am
    Nov 26, 2002 at 1:03 am
  • I'll have some time over the Thanksgiving holiday to work on some polished, "finished" Section 1 docs, so if anyone has anything more for numeric behaviors that they want to contribute, please send ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 21, 2002 at 9:24 pm
    Nov 21, 2002 at 9:24 pm
  • With the very latest corrections. The last remaining known "numeric literals" issue is whether we want to allow '.' in explicit radix, e.g. 10#1.234, or whether we want to disallow it as being Way ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 21, 2002 at 9:00 pm
    Nov 26, 2002 at 3:37 pm
  • As you may know, I do the weekly perl6 summaries... I'm finding this group rather hard to summarize effectively, so much of the important, fine tooth comb type work that goes on here is, frankly ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 21, 2002 at 10:27 am
    Nov 21, 2002 at 12:07 pm
  • Alright, I've incorporated everyone's suggestions and fixes, so everything should be correct now. Next, we need bool types, bool type conversion, output_isnt, and error tests. I'll get started on the ...
    Joseph F. RyanJoseph F. Ryan
    Nov 21, 2002 at 3:54 am
    Nov 21, 2002 at 11:26 am
  • Ok folks, this is your Friendly Neighborhood License-Form Thug calling: For those who came in late, we all need to sign and submit a license form saying that the Perl Documentation Project gets the ...
    Dave StorrsDave Storrs
    Nov 20, 2002 at 10:47 pm
    Nov 21, 2002 at 2:12 am
  • From: Luke Palmer I believe with the recent /:/#/g and /\./:/g change, the suggestion would be: 10#1:2:3:4:5#6 == 123450000 2#1:1#1110 == 0x6000 60#22:0.27#2 == 21.9925 Though I'd suggest making ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Nov 20, 2002 at 9:13 pm
    Nov 20, 2002 at 9:13 pm
  • From: Michael Lazzaro $x = '11'; $y = $x + 1; $z = hex($x); # Which is it a string or number? But I wonder if this couldn't be solved by associating some appropriately named "string format" property ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Nov 20, 2002 at 8:46 pm
    Nov 20, 2002 at 8:46 pm
  • .... and _I'm_ trying to promote the reuse of the old "oct/hex" functions to do a similar both-way thing, such that: my $i = num '10'; # $i is a num, 10.0 my $i = int '10'; # $i is an int my $i = sci ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 20, 2002 at 7:55 pm
    Nov 21, 2002 at 5:34 am
  • With the latest corrections: --- Numeric Literals --- decimal notation: 123 # int 123 0123 # int 123 123.0 # num 123.0 -123 # int -123 0_1.2_3 # ok _01.23 # wrong 01.23_ # wrong 01_._23 # wrong 1__2 ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 20, 2002 at 6:52 pm
    Nov 20, 2002 at 8:57 pm
  • OK, back to this, so we can finish it up: we have a number of proposals & questions re: string-to-num conversions, and from Luke we have some initial docs for them that need completing. Can I get ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 19, 2002 at 6:57 pm
    Nov 22, 2002 at 8:20 pm
  • Here are some issues we need the design team to decide. (A) How shall C-like primitive types be specified, e.g. for binding to/from C library routines, etc? Option 1: specify as property my numeric ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 18, 2002 at 7:20 pm
    Nov 20, 2002 at 6:24 pm
  • --- Numeric Literals --- decimal notation: 123 # int 123 0123 # int 123 123.0 # num 123.0 -123 # int -123 0_1.2_3 # ok _01.23 # wrong 01.23_ # wrong 01_._23 # wrong 1__2 # wrong exponential notation: ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 18, 2002 at 6:55 pm
    Nov 27, 2002 at 5:38 pm
  • Greetings all, Allison has asked me to be the coordinator to make sure that we all send in our Contributor License Forms. You can read all the license details at: http://snipurl.com/bkt Basically, ...
    Dave StorrsDave Storrs
    Nov 17, 2002 at 9:31 am
    Nov 26, 2002 at 6:48 pm
  • Here's the very rough draft of the String <= Num document I said I'd do. Some of the behavior in here was just what made sense to me, since I had no definitive answer. If anyone has ideas for more ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Nov 15, 2002 at 8:58 pm
    Nov 15, 2002 at 8:58 pm
  • Yes it has been fixed. Apocalypse 2, RFC 175: I'm not sure I would agree that Perl6 lists are literal arrays. Why? Because the details in Apocalypse 2, RFC 175 are ambiguous. What happens in Perl6 ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Nov 15, 2002 at 3:29 pm
    Nov 15, 2002 at 3:29 pm
  • It is interesting that no one has yet taken the time to start defining the terms we're using. For instance what is a literal? Would everyone agree with the following definition? A literal is the ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Nov 14, 2002 at 8:30 pm
    Nov 26, 2002 at 6:08 pm
  • Does someone from internals want to take on the task of finalizing this list? We need to decide if we want to support none, some, or all of these types/aliases. ----- The Full List of Numeric Types ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 14, 2002 at 7:23 pm
    Nov 15, 2002 at 6:43 pm
  • Hi all, This is the numeric literals part, reformated to follow Michael's outline. It has some additions: - Complex numbers - Further explanation of NaN/Inf, with a tentative algebra table. - Caveats ...
    Angel FausAngel Faus
    Nov 14, 2002 at 6:59 pm
    Nov 27, 2002 at 5:04 am
  • Since we're having trouble finding a common voice, let's drill into one particular aspect of Section 1: Numerics, since that's what we've been talking about (and we have Angel's text to work from.) ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Nov 13, 2002 at 6:59 pm
    Nov 13, 2002 at 7:48 pm
  • Hi, Many thanks for all the feedback about the literals document. This new version integrates most of the changes. I've also added a subsection about Inf and NaN, directly coming from Michael's ...
    Angel FausAngel Faus
    Nov 13, 2002 at 6:27 pm
    Nov 21, 2002 at 2:15 am
  • The Perl 6 Summary for the week ending 20021110 Far off in distant Newark a figure, muttering something about `Leon Brocard', shambles across a railway bridge and makes its way into a waiting room. ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Nov 13, 2002 at 9:08 am
    Nov 21, 2002 at 10:17 am
  • I deleted the thread for that first doc, but it just occured to me that it didn't mention the 1_234_567 notation. Luke
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Nov 13, 2002 at 12:39 am
    Nov 13, 2002 at 12:39 am
  • Is anyone else getting all the traffic from this list twice? I don't get it from any of the other p6 lists, so I'm not quite sure what's up. --Dks
    Dave StorrsDave Storrs
    Nov 12, 2002 at 9:13 pm
    Nov 12, 2002 at 9:40 pm
  • I've written a frist version of the "1.1 - Literal Values" subsection (in Michael's schema). It discusses the different ways of creating literal numbers and strings in perl6. There are no tests, and ...
    Angel FausAngel Faus
    Nov 12, 2002 at 8:04 pm
    Nov 13, 2002 at 5:26 pm
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