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  • I'd expect in that case you wouldn't be given an implicit accessor. And that you'd get a warning under: use warnings "accessor"; Damian
    Damian ConwayDamian Conway
    May 8, 2002 at 8:37 pm
    May 21, 2002 at 5:09 pm
  • I'm not sure I like the assumption there. For a C<loop or C<while , I'll agree that Perl does not know when you are at the end -- it must test the condition (that you have specified); and it must ...
    David WhippDavid Whipp
    May 7, 2002 at 9:38 pm
    May 19, 2002 at 12:22 am
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    Idea

    Everyone, Please correct me if I am emailing the wrong address/list. Thanks. I have an idea for the int() function. I think it would be cool if it returned false/undefined when the argument passed to ...
    Chris AngellChris Angell
    May 22, 2002 at 5:09 pm
    May 24, 2002 at 3:04 pm
  • I'm sort of side-tracking from the trend of discussions, but I was just thinking that I always found it annoying how you had to double backslashes in single-quoted strings. I like the bash's behavior ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    May 21, 2002 at 3:04 am
    May 21, 2002 at 9:59 pm
  • Hi, I was reading Damian's new excellent diary entry in which he explains the new currying syntax for Perl6. (For the lazy ones it's reachable at http://www.yetanother.org/damian/diary_latest.html) ...
    Angel FausAngel Faus
    May 18, 2002 at 5:21 pm
    May 29, 2002 at 7:03 am
  • I've always liked how VB allowed you to define "instance methods." Basically a more elegant way of doing callbacks, plus allows some structure within your callbacks. Will Perl6 allow this (Perl5 ...
    RootRoot
    May 16, 2002 at 1:38 am
    May 19, 2002 at 1:28 am
  • One of the little bugaboos that got me a lot my first N years of doing Perl was that {m,} is a quantifier meaning "m or more", but {,n} is *not* a quantifier meaning "up to n". People like symmetry, ...
    Trey HarrisTrey Harris
    May 14, 2002 at 5:18 pm
    May 15, 2002 at 11:38 pm
  • I was wondering how perl6 would stringify (as in Data::Dumper): 1) objects with 'my' and 'our' variables 2) $.property 2) subroutines (and coderefs) 3) properties (both is/has) Right now, the fact ...
    Esp5Esp5
    May 11, 2002 at 4:34 am
    May 15, 2002 at 2:44 pm
  • While thinking Eiffel-ish thoughts the other day, I began to wonder if Perl6's classes could go beyond the simple private/public/protected scheme by optionally allowing for a property or method to ...
    Chris DuttonChris Dutton
    May 11, 2002 at 6:01 pm
    May 15, 2002 at 6:06 pm
  • I forgot to announce the call for questions here (sorry), but the answers 9and the questions) to the first round of Ask The Parrot have been posted over on use.perl. ...
    Dan SugalskiDan Sugalski
    May 6, 2002 at 8:26 pm
    May 7, 2002 at 5:24 pm
  • Consider the following. sub foo {...} foo *@ary; foo * @ary; Is this another place where whitespace will have meaning? Or should I add parentheses to disambiguate? Enquiring minds want to know. -- ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    May 3, 2002 at 11:43 am
    May 7, 2002 at 4:40 pm
  • Which brings up something I've been wondering about. Will there be a standard way in Perl6 to get meta-information about a given .pl or .pm file? The reason I ask is because I'm very interested in ...
    Miko O'SullivanMiko O'Sullivan
    May 7, 2002 at 9:00 pm
    May 8, 2002 at 1:45 pm
  • I think maybe what you're looking for is another Eiffel/Sather-ism. I know Eiffel at least has both pre and post-conditions that look something like this(it's been a while, so if this isn't quite ...
    Chris DuttonChris Dutton
    May 12, 2002 at 7:28 pm
    May 13, 2002 at 4:41 pm
  • I just want to verify that I properly understand the use of these two terms in Perl 6. * An "attribute" is a data member of a class. * A "property" is a piece of metadata on a...uh...thing -- e.g., ...
    David WheelerDavid Wheeler
    May 11, 2002 at 4:24 pm
    May 11, 2002 at 10:00 pm
  • Larry's State of the Onion slides from TPC5 are now available from http://dev.perl.org/perl6/talks/ http://dev.perl.org/perl6/talks/onion5.pdf - ask -- ask bjoern hansen, http://ask.netcetera.dk/ ...
    Ask Bjoern HansenAsk Bjoern Hansen
    May 14, 2002 at 12:48 am
    May 14, 2002 at 1:05 am
  • I hate to solicit, but I have a "favor" to ask someone who is willing. I would very much enjoy attending the O'reilly Open Source convention, particularly the Perl conference; however, I am less that ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    May 24, 2002 at 6:25 am
    May 24, 2002 at 6:25 am
  • The first one works because the return-value from the eval is undef if the block fails. The second one is because $@ is true if it failed, and false if it succeeded. I would imagine that you would do ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    May 2, 2002 at 9:09 pm
    May 2, 2002 at 9:09 pm
  • i've made this entry form for the dungeons and dragons game. it works as far as sending by email, but the problem is that the stuff that you click on or type in from the 3rd line of the form does not ...
    Frank crowleyFrank crowley
    May 2, 2002 at 3:23 am
    May 2, 2002 at 3:23 am
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