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  • I've been thinking about this problem which comes up in my code a lot: @sorted = sort { $^a.foo('bar').compute <= $^b.foo('bar').compute } @unsorted; Often the expressions on each side are even ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Feb 12, 2004 at 3:11 am
    Feb 21, 2004 at 10:37 pm
  • Hi all, I see that i am not alone in my thoughts about classic OO drawbacks. Some smart people created traits for SmallTalk which is something close to what i want. Traits are mechanism, recently ...
    Dmitry DorofeevDmitry Dorofeev
    Feb 12, 2004 at 1:18 pm
    Feb 22, 2004 at 10:22 pm
  • (Apologies if this is a repeat--I tried to send something on the same subject a few days ago, but apparently it didn't get through.) A few weeks ago, my father and I were discussing Perl. (He is a ...
    Brent \"Dax\" Royal-GordonBrent \"Dax\" Royal-Gordon
    Feb 24, 2004 at 6:23 am
    Feb 26, 2004 at 10:04 pm
  • In "And now at length they overflow their banks." its not clear how an overflow field gets tied to its initial non-overflow field. In the recipe example given, how does it know to go with the $method ...
    Gregor N. PurdyGregor N. Purdy
    Feb 28, 2004 at 3:27 pm
    Mar 1, 2004 at 12:54 am
  • In the section "He doth fill fields..." we see an example of Fill Justification where two spaces fit between every word. This doesn't give us an idea of how spaces are distributed if the number of ...
    Gregor N. PurdyGregor N. Purdy
    Feb 28, 2004 at 3:18 pm
    Mar 2, 2004 at 12:03 pm
  • Another hypothetical: Suppose you have a browser (which understands "language" traits) or a word processor (which stores "style" and/or "font" information) that is storing some not-text-only ...
    Austin HastingsAustin Hastings
    Feb 28, 2004 at 7:37 am
    Mar 3, 2004 at 12:42 am
  • This may all be explained in the upcoming A12, but I'm trying to get Accessors figured out in my head, and I had a few questions and comments. ===== paraphrased from Damian in ...
    John WilliamsJohn Williams
    Feb 28, 2004 at 2:38 am
    Feb 29, 2004 at 10:39 pm
  • The Perl 6 Summary for the week ending 20040201 Welcome once again to Gateshead, where the skies are grey, the view is uninspiring, and the workmen across the road seem determined to fall off the ...
    The Perl 6 SummarizerThe Perl 6 Summarizer
    Feb 3, 2004 at 6:17 pm
    Feb 26, 2004 at 6:58 pm
  • The Exegesis mentions the Perl6::Slurp module, but I don't see it on CPAN. Is it just a race condition? Regards, -- Gregor -- Gregor Purdy gregor@focusresearch.com Focus Research, Inc. ...
    Gregor N. PurdyGregor N. Purdy
    Feb 28, 2004 at 3:53 pm
    Mar 1, 2004 at 9:40 pm
  • In "Thou shalt have my best gown to make thee a pair...", we are given a reason to use the option syntax vs. the pair constructing fat comma C<< = : "...we're guaranteed that the key of the resulting ...
    Gregor N. PurdyGregor N. Purdy
    Feb 28, 2004 at 3:24 pm
    Feb 28, 2004 at 10:00 pm
  • The C<:page{:length} sub-option (page 12) is described in the text as having a default value of infinity but in a comment in the example above of being 60. How so? Is that the text normally isn't ...
    Feb 28, 2004 at 2:17 pm
    Feb 28, 2004 at 9:58 pm
  • I've been writing a lot of compiler recently, and figuring as how Perl 6 is aiming to replace yacc, I think I'll share some of my positive and negative experiences. Perhaps Perl 6 can adjust itself ...
    Luke PalmerLuke Palmer
    Feb 2, 2004 at 9:10 am
    Feb 3, 2004 at 11:50 pm
  • How do you put a literal '{' or '}' into a format string in Perl 6? Do you use a backslash? Joe Gottman
    Joe GottmanJoe Gottman
    Feb 29, 2004 at 11:52 pm
    Mar 1, 2004 at 12:48 am
  • Did I miss something? Was there ever an apocalyse 7? Also, why aren't the apocalyses and excegises announced on any of the p6 lists (like, er, perl6-announce for example)? Yours grumpily, Dave. -- My ...
    Dave MitchellDave Mitchell
    Feb 29, 2004 at 6:43 pm
    Feb 29, 2004 at 9:29 pm
  • First, thanks Damian for doing this, and good show! Smylers already pointed out a few errors in the document, but here are a few others I noticed: * In "Why, how now, ho! From whence ariseth this?" ...
    Gregor N. PurdyGregor N. Purdy
    Feb 28, 2004 at 2:59 pm
    Feb 29, 2004 at 12:30 am
  • It's that time of year again, and we're looking for reviewers for the 2nd edition of "Perl 6 Essentials". The review will start mid-March and last about a week. Drop me a message if you're ...
    Allison RandalAllison Randal
    Feb 27, 2004 at 5:35 am
    Feb 28, 2004 at 3:46 am
  • OK, I've given up on having completely separate mails and thrown together a bunch of small points. Some of these are pointing out typos; I mention them not to complain, but in case anybody's bothered ...
    Feb 28, 2004 at 2:19 pm
    Feb 29, 2004 at 11:35 pm
  • The :fill option gets a brief mention on page 10, but I didn't spot it anywhere else or being used in an example: There is also a general C<:fill option that sets the default sequence for any filling ...
    Feb 28, 2004 at 2:17 pm
    Feb 28, 2004 at 11:52 pm
  • Praise to Damian for Exegesis 7: the new formats sound very well-thought-out, flexible, easy-to-use, and extensive -- as well as being implemented and available right now. I've never used formats in ...
    Feb 28, 2004 at 2:15 pm
    Feb 28, 2004 at 10:20 pm
  • In "From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot..." (clearly a reference to a Gilligan's Island episode where Lovey said something similar :), we have: :header{ ..., odd = "Act, $act, Scene ...
    Gregor N. PurdyGregor N. Purdy
    Feb 28, 2004 at 3:05 pm
    Feb 28, 2004 at 10:03 pm
  • Suppose I want to say: sub sublist(@a, $start, $cnt) { return @a[$start] +next --$cnt; } where +next is a binary macro that takes as its lhs an array element access, and its rhs a number, and returns ...
    Austin HastingsAustin Hastings
    Feb 23, 2004 at 2:51 am
    Feb 23, 2004 at 4:26 am
  • Hi, folks. As has probably been obvious to most of you, I've been really busy with my O'Reilly day job and haven't had time to attend to Perl 6 and Parrot business. With no prompting, Allison Randal ...
    Nathan TorkingtonNathan Torkington
    Feb 19, 2004 at 8:24 pm
    Feb 19, 2004 at 8:29 pm
  • Parrot 0.1.0 "Leaping Kakapo" Released! The Parrot team proudly presents the Parrot 0.1.0 leap release. It provides some milestones like objects and multi-threading1[1] and supports many more ...
    Leopold ToetschLeopold Toetsch
    Feb 29, 2004 at 2:59 pm
    Feb 29, 2004 at 2:59 pm
  • I'm afraid that this week's summary won't be posted until at least Wednesday. Sorry.
    The Perl 6 SummarizerThe Perl 6 Summarizer
    Feb 23, 2004 at 5:14 pm
    Feb 23, 2004 at 5:14 pm
  • It's open for proposals and such. Quoth the organizer: the workshop is now officially announced and the Call for Papers has started http://www.sebastian-bergmann.de/InterpretedLanguages2004/ Look 'em ...
    Dan SugalskiDan Sugalski
    Feb 20, 2004 at 7:40 pm
    Feb 20, 2004 at 7:40 pm
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