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  • This is just your friendly neighborhood curmudgeon reminding you that in Perl 6, everything is an object. This is a concept that, as Perl programmers, we're not familiar with. What are the ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 11, 2002 at 11:27 pm
    Jan 27, 2003 at 11:49 pm
  • Note: this is back on-list. I would, except for '- ' isn't (in my mind) "a left-to-right flow/assignment operator." It's a unary operator, synonymous with "sub" without parens required around the ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Dec 9, 2002 at 7:50 am
    Dec 18, 2002 at 7:10 pm
  • We still need this decided, ASAP, so that doc can be completed. I doggishly maintain my preference for treating "stringification for output" and "stringification for debugging" differently, but as ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Dec 11, 2002 at 6:07 pm
    Dec 16, 2002 at 10:20 pm
  • On occasion, I have found it useful to cobble up a "little language" that allows me to generate a list of items, using a wild-card or some other syntax, as: foo[0-9][0-9] yields foo00, foo01, ... I'm ...
    Rich MorinRich Morin
    Dec 10, 2002 at 11:39 pm
    Dec 12, 2002 at 10:43 pm
  • Last month's discussion on memoization[*0] had the consensus that C<cached is the appropriate property name, used like so: sub square (Num $n) is cached { ... } I was wondering whether it'd be better ...
    Dec 9, 2002 at 8:36 pm
    Dec 12, 2002 at 12:10 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 10, 2002 at 4:21 am
  • I'm going to ask something that's probably going to launch off into a long, silly thread. But I'm really curious what the results will be so I'll ask it anyway. Think of it as an experiment. So ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 5, 2002 at 10:45 am
    Dec 9, 2002 at 8:05 pm
  • 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 9:59 pm
  • We still need to verify whether we can have, in qq strings: \033 - octal (p5; deprecated but allowed in p6?) \o33 - octal (p5) \x1b - hex (p5) \d123 - decimal (?) \b1001 - binary (?) and if so, if ...
    Michael LazzaroMichael Lazzaro
    Dec 4, 2002 at 7:36 pm
    Dec 6, 2002 at 11:41 am
  • (The post about 'purge' just made me remember this idea) Lets say you have a list of program arguments. @ARGV = ('foo', '--bar=baz', 'yar'); and you want to seperate that into two lists. One of ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 5, 2002 at 2:26 am
    Dec 5, 2002 at 2:14 pm
  • I find myself frobbing trees a lot these days: read in some XML, wander around in tree-land for a while, then output either more XML or somesuch. And, quite frankly, it's a bit of a pain. The issue, ...
    Rich MorinRich Morin
    Dec 24, 2002 at 8:09 am
    Dec 24, 2002 at 11:30 pm
  • How would one most nicely code what I'll call a lazy pipeline, such that the first result from the final element of the pipeline can appear as soon as the first result has been processed from the ...
    Ralph MellorRalph Mellor
    Dec 10, 2002 at 3:49 am
    Dec 11, 2002 at 6:50 pm
  • Is it clear how attributes accessors on objects are going to work yet? I need to say something along the lines of: sub new { my $class = shift; my ($name, $age) = @_; bless { name = $name, age = $age ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Dec 6, 2002 at 2:54 pm
    Dec 6, 2002 at 7:39 pm
  • What's wrong is that the documentation team is trying to allow \qq[] there too, contradicting their own assertion that backslashes are not special in that context. Oh well, I'm being ...
    John WilliamsJohn Williams
    Dec 6, 2002 at 5:17 pm
    Dec 6, 2002 at 6:44 pm
  • I'm not seeing it. My problem, or is it not being mirrored yet? -- Tim
    Tim ConrowTim Conrow
    Dec 2, 2002 at 8:16 pm
    Dec 3, 2002 at 5:46 pm
  • The Perl Summary for the week ending 20021215 Hi, and welcome to the first summary prepared on my shiny second hand TiBook (no, it wasn't a gift from a grateful summary reader, it was bought from a ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Dec 18, 2002 at 3:31 pm
    Dec 24, 2002 at 7:13 pm
  • Other common names for the proposed .id are: UUID: Universal Unique Identifier (DCE) http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9629399/apdxa.htm GUID: Globally Unique Identfier (EFI) ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    Dec 13, 2002 at 3:50 pm
    Dec 13, 2002 at 4:03 pm
  • I was reading the "Partially Memorized Functions" thread, and the thought came to mind that what we really need, is to define a different implementation of the method for a specific value of the arg. ...
    David WhippDavid Whipp
    Dec 10, 2002 at 7:38 pm
    Dec 10, 2002 at 11:09 pm
  • =head1 Perl 6 and Set Theory This document will introduce a new way of thinking about some Perl 6 constructs. In addition, it proposes some minor changes that would help this way of thinking be more ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Dec 6, 2002 at 9:03 pm
    Dec 8, 2002 at 10:21 am
  • I agree that general partitioning is 'better' than a fixed binary proposal, but what is gained over the full code except a tiny bit of sugar? for (@array) { when /^[A-Z]+$/ { push %hash{'uppercase'}, ...
    Dec 5, 2002 at 3:05 pm
    Dec 5, 2002 at 9:04 pm
  • I quite agree... which still means we need more rigor then this document has. The defintion of a pair and the semantics of \c[ and friends is important so that users know exactly what "\c~" means (' ...
    James MastrosJames Mastros
    Dec 3, 2002 at 11:39 pm
    Dec 4, 2002 at 6:37 pm
  • [I'm not on the list; please CC.] In Scheme, I can say: (cond ((predicate-expression) = (lambda (r) ...)) (...)) ... and the value returned by (predicate-expression) is passed as an argument to the ...
    Karl M. HegbloomKarl M. Hegbloom
    Dec 25, 2002 at 10:39 pm
    Dec 25, 2002 at 11:36 pm
  • The Perl 6 Summary for the week ending 20021201 Oh look, it's only Monday evening and Piers has started writing this week's summary. What is the world coming to? As usual, we start with the internals ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Dec 3, 2002 at 8:30 pm
    Dec 11, 2002 at 9:16 am
  • The Parrot team is proud to announce the release of Parrot version 0.0.9, code named "Nazgul". It is downloadable from <http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/S/SF/SFINK/parrot-0.0.9.tar.gz . If you would ...
    Steve FinkSteve Fink
    Dec 20, 2002 at 7:46 am
    Dec 20, 2002 at 7:46 am
  • My father in law (Charles Lindsey) says that para in the Algol 68 Report is not his. Richard -- Personal Richard@waveney.org http://www.waveney.org Telecoms Richard@WaveneyConsulting.com ...
    Richard ProctorRichard Proctor
    Dec 11, 2002 at 4:45 pm
    Dec 11, 2002 at 4:45 pm
  • We can't have << because heredocs and <<.. 's are already using it. Likewise we can't have because of <<.. . See my other post on solving the left-to-right (pseudo-)problem. Damian
    Damian ConwayDamian Conway
    Dec 10, 2002 at 3:14 am
    Dec 10, 2002 at 3:14 am
  • Should that be a property of the hash-object, not the variable? I can see arguments both ways; but I think the C<is mechanism will have problems when you consider hashrefs. Dave.
    David WhippDavid Whipp
    Dec 9, 2002 at 11:05 pm
    Dec 9, 2002 at 11:05 pm
  • Fantastic! One that doesn't use a variable temporary variable. We all write too quickly to catch errors like the one above. Except yours seems to be clean. Anyway---back to relevant topics. In Perl 5 ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Dec 5, 2002 at 9:08 am
    Dec 5, 2002 at 9:08 am
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