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  • Will there be automatic calling of the deserialization method for objects, so that code like this DWIMs... my Date $bday = 'June 25, 2002'; Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: ...
    Steve CanfieldSteve Canfield
    Aug 27, 2002 at 9:51 pm
    Sep 5, 2002 at 7:31 am
  • This is a small collection of ideas for the Perl6 language. Think of this posting as a light and refreshing summer fruit salad, composed of three ideas to while away the time during this August lull ...
    Miko O'SullivanMiko O'Sullivan
    Aug 1, 2002 at 10:03 pm
    Aug 11, 2002 at 9:07 pm
  • Does it mean that perl offers the garantee to the compiler that subrules cannot be redefined after the compilation? In other words, is it a run-time error to define: rule Diff.linenum {...} inside a ...
    Angel FausAngel Faus
    Aug 23, 2002 at 8:48 am
    Aug 27, 2002 at 2:35 pm
  • I was caught wondering about this this morning shortly before popping over to read E5 . . . In Perl 5 (and Perl 6), the "sub" keyword performs double duty: # Declare a sub called "foo". sub foo { ...
    Deborah Ariel PickettDeborah Ariel Pickett
    Aug 23, 2002 at 1:50 am
    Aug 31, 2002 at 10:04 pm
  • I just wrote this code in Perl5: $stuff = (defined($1)?$1:$2) if /^\s*(?:"(.*?)"|(\S+))/; This is a common practice for me when I parse configuration and data files whose formats I define. It's nice ...
    Aaron ShermanAaron Sherman
    Aug 27, 2002 at 10:34 pm
    Aug 30, 2002 at 8:07 pm
  • In Damian's excellent perl6 talk, I think he said that by default a hash in list context will return a list of pairs. Hence this @array = %hash for %hash with n keys would give an array of n ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Aug 30, 2002 at 8:52 pm
    Sep 9, 2002 at 2:32 am
  • In Perl 6, how does autovivifiction work? Does: print %foo{bar}{baz}; still create %foo{bar} as a hashref if it doesn't exist? I don't think it should, as in Perl 5, this has caused more problems ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Aug 6, 2002 at 1:54 am
    Aug 16, 2002 at 8:59 pm
  • Is C<\n going to be a rule (e.g. C<< <eol ) or is it implicitly translated to: <[\x0a\x0d...] + If it's the latter, then what does this do? \n? Do I get [<[\x0a\x0d...] +]? Or do I get <[\x0a\x0d...] ...
    Aaron ShermanAaron Sherman
    Aug 31, 2002 at 3:07 am
    Sep 4, 2002 at 11:56 pm
  • I have no objection to pattern operators like ::: in principle, but I do have a potential concern about them. Given that the operators are actually defined in terms of "backtracking" within the RE ...
    Deven T. CorzineDeven T. Corzine
    Aug 28, 2002 at 2:57 pm
    Aug 29, 2002 at 11:57 am
  • This bit from E5 . . . grammar ReverseDiff { rule file { ^ <hunk * $ } rule hunk :i { [ <linenum a :: <linerange \n <appendline + { @$appendline =~ s/<in_marker /< /; let $0 := ...
    Deborah Ariel PickettDeborah Ariel Pickett
    Aug 23, 2002 at 3:41 am
    Aug 26, 2002 at 10:38 am
  • That you need some *serious* psychotherapy! ;-) Actually, it would mean that $foo can only contain values whose type is simultaneously C<str and C<int . That is, $foo can only contain something like ...
    DamianDamian
    Aug 16, 2002 at 11:05 pm
    Aug 21, 2002 at 5:57 pm
  • Here's the latest summary. Perl6 Summary for the week ending 20020704 Back on the regular schedule complete with new and improved article links via those lovely people at Google groups. Hopefully ...
    PdcawleyPdcawley
    Aug 5, 2002 at 2:57 pm
    Aug 18, 2002 at 6:24 pm
  • A question: Do rules matched in a { code } block set backtrack points for the outer rule? For example, are these rules equivalent? rule expr1 { <term { /@operators/ or fail } <term } rule expr2 { ...
    Ken FoxKen Fox
    Aug 29, 2002 at 12:06 pm
    Aug 30, 2002 at 8:15 pm
  • I'm wondering if Perl6's new regex can be applied to non-string things. I seem to recall A5 mentioning something about strings tied to array implementations; but I'm wanting something a little more ...
    David WhippDavid Whipp
    Aug 2, 2002 at 2:31 am
    Aug 7, 2002 at 8:19 pm
  • I don't usually have problems with commitment... I think I can distinguish :: from ::: - :: fails the current branch point, whereas ::: fails the entire rule. I can do ::: trivially. I think I can ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Aug 22, 2002 at 4:37 am
    Aug 22, 2002 at 4:20 pm
  • I suppose C<grammar will allow C<public and C<private as well. And at YAPC Damian said there will be no C<protected (I think). That's idiotic. Perhaps don't allow C<protected data members, only ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Aug 23, 2002 at 5:58 am
    Aug 23, 2002 at 6:10 pm
  • Since Adam Lopesto asked a non-regex question, I don't feel quite as out of place for doing the same. This one actually came to me just the other night. Would it be possible in Perl 6 to create ...
    Chris DuttonChris Dutton
    Aug 9, 2002 at 7:10 pm
    Aug 18, 2002 at 6:24 pm
  • I was wondering whether the Perl 'while (< ){' idiom will continue to be supported in Perl 6? I seem to recall people posting example code the list using it (although I can't dig any up), but it ...
    Adam LoprestoAdam Lopresto
    Aug 9, 2002 at 5:46 pm
    Aug 12, 2002 at 5:08 pm
  • At the Conway Hall on Thursday, Damian showed us the following snippet of code: my $pattern = rx:w / $1:=(\S+) =<gt $2:=(\S+) | $2:=(\S+) <lt = $1:=(\S+) /; ($key,$val) = m/<$pattern /; And told us ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Aug 30, 2002 at 11:23 pm
    Sep 1, 2002 at 6:02 am
  • Hello All, After reading over Apocalypse 5 one more time, I noticed that balanced matches (like capturing nested parenthetical comments ((like this))) had been glossed over in the rejection of RFC ...
    Peter BehrooziPeter Behroozi
    Aug 17, 2002 at 4:59 pm
    Aug 18, 2002 at 12:04 am
  • If accessing bound hypothetical hashes and arrays requires the sigil as part of the key in the result object, would it be consistent to allow the same for scalars? In other words, should $0{$foo} be ...
    ChromaticChromatic
    Aug 23, 2002 at 3:02 am
    Aug 24, 2002 at 6:24 am
  • Mr. Wheeler suggested I forward this to the list. It's somewhat off-topic, and many of you already know this stuff, but since there may be others like David who are curious, here it is. If it's ...
    Mark J. ReedMark J. Reed
    Aug 8, 2002 at 4:05 am
    Aug 12, 2002 at 6:03 pm
  • Here goes, better late than never. Perl6 Summary for the week ending 20020728 Better late than never, it's the return of Piers Cawley's Perl 6 summaries. First I'd like to thank the very lovely, and ...
    PdcawleyPdcawley
    Aug 1, 2002 at 9:46 am
    Aug 1, 2002 at 4:11 pm
  • I've sent this message before, but Piers was kind enough to point out that the CGI script I'm forced to use to send mail does not readably format my messages, increasing the likelyhood that they are ...
    Erik Steven HarrisonErik Steven Harrison
    Aug 21, 2002 at 2:53 pm
    Aug 22, 2002 at 4:14 pm
  • In what order should matches be attempted when backtracking through '*'? For example, consider (R|S)* where there's only enough stuff in the input for two matches of R or S. I expect it to try the ...
    Steve FinkSteve Fink
    Aug 24, 2002 at 8:35 pm
    Aug 25, 2002 at 5:51 am
  • I'm wondering about how the sigil-invariance rule interacts with attributes. class Foo { attr $bar; attr @bar; method baz { return @.bar[$.bar]; # sigils disambiguate } method frob ($self:) { return ...
    Trey HarrisTrey Harris
    Aug 21, 2002 at 3:14 pm
    Aug 21, 2002 at 10:17 pm
  • [apologies to anyone who received this twice... the bonehead at the keyboard left the subject blank. <grin ] Disclaimer This communication together with any attachments transmitted with it ('this ...
    HellyerPHellyerP
    Aug 30, 2002 at 10:13 am
    Aug 31, 2002 at 10:03 pm
  • #!/usr/local/bin/perl $mail_prog = '/usr/lib/sendmail' ; # This script was generated automatically by Perl Builder(tm): http://www.solutionsoft.com # ***ENDAUTOGEN:HEADER*** Do NOT modify this line!! ...
    Frank crowleyFrank crowley
    Aug 28, 2002 at 5:40 pm
    Aug 28, 2002 at 6:06 pm
  • Okay, here goes with this week's summary. It's not undergone the full proofreading process yet, so there may be some uglinesses, but I want to get it out the door to the mailing lists before it gets ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Aug 27, 2002 at 3:54 pm
    Aug 27, 2002 at 5:41 pm
  • We are supposedly going to be able to set a class to be "uninheritable". Will we be able to set a single method or attribute to be uniherited by any subclasses? Please forgive me if this is one of ...
    Chris DuttonChris Dutton
    Aug 25, 2002 at 1:58 am
    Aug 26, 2002 at 6:39 am
  • hey, Was just curious if these docs were encoded in ps or pdf format somewhere. Or if there was an HTML-ps translator that did a decent job. Or, just maybe if there was an ascii file of them ...
    Peschko, EdwardPeschko, Edward
    Aug 23, 2002 at 10:07 pm
    Aug 24, 2002 at 4:40 pm
  • Somewhat late, but here you all go. Perl6 Summary for the week ending 20020818 The story so far... Larry, Tom, Randal, Damian, Jon, Chip, Gnat, Uri, Ziggy, Dick and the rest of the gang were chatting ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Aug 19, 2002 at 9:25 pm
    Aug 20, 2002 at 2:38 am
  • Exegesis 4 says When the subroutine dispatch mechanism detects one or more pairs as arguments to a subroutine with named parameters, it examines the keys of the pairs and binds their values to the ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Aug 30, 2002 at 8:52 pm
    Aug 30, 2002 at 8:52 pm
  • and for them to interact. http://magicauction.netfirms.com/index.html trying to get the preview auction link to go to auction.cgi, and the link for new user to go to newuser.cgi which are both in the ...
    Frank crowleyFrank crowley
    Aug 28, 2002 at 5:45 pm
    Aug 28, 2002 at 5:45 pm
  • #!/usr/local/bin/perl $mail_prog = '/usr/lib/sendmail' ; # This script was generated automatically by Perl Builder(tm): http://www.solutionsoft.com # ***ENDAUTOGEN:HEADER*** Do NOT modify this line!! ...
    Frank crowleyFrank crowley
    Aug 28, 2002 at 5:41 pm
    Aug 28, 2002 at 5:41 pm
  • "The clocks will all run backwards All the sheep will have two heads And Thursday night and Friday will be on Tuesday night instead." -- World Party 'Way Down Now' Just to let you know that Monday is ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Aug 24, 2002 at 8:31 am
    Aug 24, 2002 at 8:31 am
  • E5's been noted by slashdot. Luckily in the Developers section, so the comments aren't too bad. http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/08/23/1232230&mode=nested&tid=145 -- Dan ...
    Dan SugalskiDan Sugalski
    Aug 23, 2002 at 4:51 pm
    Aug 23, 2002 at 4:51 pm
  • Somewhat random question here: We all know how to alias things in Perl 5. The binding operator allows aliasing in Perl 6, I understand. So, how do we alias grammer rules? Here are my guesses. Rules ...
    Erik Steven HarrisonErik Steven Harrison
    Aug 18, 2002 at 5:10 am
    Aug 18, 2002 at 5:10 am
  • I've uploaded a new version of my Perl6::Parameters module. This is mostly just a "make it compile" version; its design is out of sync with the current Perl 6 design, a problem I'll resolve in the ...
    Brent DaxBrent Dax
    Aug 17, 2002 at 8:31 pm
    Aug 17, 2002 at 8:31 pm
  • ive oft wondered how a constant/parameter namespace could be designed to: - lighten Exporter symbol export in perl 5 - expose (for example) POSIX constants in only the contexts where theyre ...
    Jim CromieJim Cromie
    Aug 17, 2002 at 6:54 am
    Aug 17, 2002 at 6:54 am
  • Perl6 Summary for the week ending 20020811 Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Aug 12, 2002 at 2:50 pm
    Aug 12, 2002 at 2:50 pm
  • What Dan says. If you're interested, there are at least three options: - a fairly well-developed compiler for perl 5 regexes (languages/regex). - a less well-developed compiler built into the ...
    Sean O'RourkeSean O'Rourke
    Aug 12, 2002 at 7:37 am
    Aug 12, 2002 at 7:37 am
  • Um... what's wrong with that? -- Piers "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a language in possession of a rich syntax must be in need of a rewrite." -- Jane Austen?
    PdcawleyPdcawley
    Aug 1, 2002 at 8:13 am
    Aug 1, 2002 at 8:13 am
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