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  • Not a comment at all on it? Was I accidentally unsubscribed to perl6-language? *tap* *tap* is this thing on? Nat
    Nathan TorkingtonNathan Torkington
    Apr 5, 2001 at 6:46 am
    May 4, 2001 at 8:50 pm
  • Hmm. Larry Wall wrote: [to perl6-interals@perl.org] This wouldn't mean that anyone is thinking of getting us object dot-syntax, now would it? After giving it a thought, it seems that it can _mostly_ ...
    Davíð HelgasonDavíð Helgason
    Apr 23, 2001 at 11:46 am
    May 9, 2001 at 10:18 pm
  • I may have my history wrong here, but didn't Ada try that? Super- flexible, redefinable syntax? And wasn't the result that nobody could read anybody else's code, so Standards Committees were set up ...
    Eric RoodeEric Roode
    Apr 25, 2001 at 5:36 pm
    Apr 30, 2001 at 9:34 pm
  • THESE ARE NOT THE SAME TIRED ARGUMENTS! If you're on p5p, you're probably already rolling your eyes. However, I searched p5p all the way back to 1997 and could not find this proposal anywhere. Even ...
    Nathan WigerNathan Wiger
    Apr 24, 2001 at 6:42 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 8:33 am
  • IMHO, . can DWIM in most cases even if it's both object deref _and_ concat--without paying any attention to whitespace. Let's think about this for a minute. What are the common cases for use of ...
    Brent DaxBrent Dax
    Apr 25, 2001 at 2:37 am
    Apr 26, 2001 at 2:33 pm
  • I'm starting to be a bit worried with what I'm reading... 1) Use $obj.method instead of $obj- method : The big question is: why fix what is not broken? Why introduce Javaisms and VBisms to our pretty ...
    BrandenBranden
    Apr 23, 2001 at 7:53 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 7:36 pm
  • It seems to me that ~ relates to forces (operators, functions and methods) more than to atoms (scalars), so to speak. It's the curve of binding Perl at work here. So why not leave . alone and have ~ ...
    Fred HeutteFred Heutte
    Apr 26, 2001 at 1:16 am
    Apr 30, 2001 at 6:33 am
  • I'm just gonna post this, then back off and listen (been yapping too much...) The previous discussions about string concat and how to replace . have revealed that people are somewhat divided over ...
    Nathan WigerNathan Wiger
    Apr 25, 2001 at 7:34 pm
    Apr 27, 2001 at 12:04 pm
  • Ok, time for me to shot down. I've already voiced my views about trying to make addition and concatination into a single operator in a typeless language ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 24, 2001 at 7:51 pm
    Apr 25, 2001 at 2:37 pm
  • If postfix "!" was up for grabs - which it probably isn't - what would you do with it? One interesting suggestion was to have it as a shorthand for assertion: sub foo { (@_ 0)!; ... } (Or even have ! ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Apr 23, 2001 at 12:22 pm
    Apr 23, 2001 at 3:01 pm
  • What about using double-dot as the string concat operator: P5 P6 - . . .. .= ..= (or =.. for concat after) Many other operators already use doubled characters so this would not be an oddity for perl ...
    Dave HartnollDave Hartnoll
    Apr 25, 2001 at 10:58 am
    Apr 25, 2001 at 11:49 am
  • Larry's approaching perl6 through the Programming Perl book (the Camel). He's going chapter by chapter through the Camel, writing documents about the perl6 equivalent concepts. These missives are ...
    Nathan TorkingtonNathan Torkington
    Apr 3, 2001 at 6:47 pm
    Apr 6, 2001 at 5:50 am
  • Suggestion: prepend a ~ or , to numeric comparison operators Addresses the key concerns: o frees up . o spaces insensitive (though cmp, eq, ...do care about spaces) o using the , instead of ~ would ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Apr 25, 2001 at 3:41 pm
    Apr 25, 2001 at 11:38 pm
  • substr($foo, 1, 3) = "hi!"; # We all know this. splice(@foo, 1, 3) = @bar; # But the lack of this seems asymmetric $baz = $foo.bar; # Surely this is just overloaded "." being a # subroutine in $foo's ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Apr 28, 2001 at 6:09 am
    Apr 28, 2001 at 6:45 am
  • I have lurked for several months now, and find that I can hold my tongue no longer. The 'discussion' of overloading '+', to include concatenation, suffers from a general degeneration into ...
    DaveDave
    Apr 23, 2001 at 10:44 pm
    Apr 24, 2001 at 9:12 am
  • You are correct, but being backwards compatible is unlikely to _cost_ us adherents and might well gain us some. *shrug* Dave
    Dave StorrsDave Storrs
    Apr 6, 2001 at 2:30 pm
    Apr 6, 2001 at 2:36 pm
  • To me this whole thing looks like bike shedding at it's worst at this point. Please stop and read this http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO_8859-1/books/faq/misc.html#BIKESHED-PAINTING and possibly ...
    Ask Bjoern HansenAsk Bjoern Hansen
    Apr 27, 2001 at 3:34 am
    Apr 27, 2001 at 3:34 am
  • I'm working on Regexp::Func in another vi window that does this very thing right now. Although, the syntax I'm working with is a little different from what you describe above: $result = match ...
    Nathan WigerNathan Wiger
    Apr 24, 2001 at 10:41 pm
    Apr 24, 2001 at 10:41 pm
  • one of then being + as + is common in many other languages for doing concatenation. How about $a cat $b? That keeps the theme of strings using words and numbers using symbols--like eq vs. ==. --Brent ...
    Brent DaxBrent Dax
    Apr 24, 2001 at 12:45 am
    Apr 24, 2001 at 12:45 am
  • [...] Exactly. I am pretty sure that already at the meeting in Monterey someone suggested that Perl5 should be the first test of the language extension mechanism. - ask -- ask bjoern hansen, ...
    Ask Bjoern HansenAsk Bjoern Hansen
    Apr 19, 2001 at 3:16 am
    Apr 19, 2001 at 3:16 am
  • http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2705101,00.html http://www.curl.com/html/technology/documentation.jsp (and you have to admit the name is amusingly close) -- $jhi++; # ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Apr 7, 2001 at 7:33 pm
    Apr 7, 2001 at 7:33 pm
  • [Note: This a plain text repost. The original came across as HTML...] Neil Watkiss <neilw@ActiveState.com and Brian Ingerson <briani@ActiveState.com have been roughing out ideas for a Inline::Struct ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Apr 5, 2001 at 8:47 pm
    Apr 5, 2001 at 8:47 pm
  • Nathan TorkingtonNathan Torkington
    Apr 5, 2001 at 7:43 pm
    Apr 5, 2001 at 7:43 pm
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