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  • Every now and then I have this discussion with people at work that involve Perl's ideas of boolean truth. I usually break it down like this: In Perl5, the following values are FALSE: undef, '0', 0, ...
    Hodges, PaulHodges, Paul
    Jun 24, 2004 at 2:25 pm
    Jun 27, 2004 at 2:15 pm
  • As currently designed, the String::bytes, String::codepoints, and String::graphemes methods return the number of bytes, codepoints, and graphemes, respectively, in the string they were called on. I ...
    Brent 'Dax' Royal-GordonBrent 'Dax' Royal-Gordon
    Jun 26, 2004 at 7:27 pm
    Jul 14, 2004 at 12:01 am
  • I must say I've still not read all apocalypses, and OTOH I suspect that this could be done more or less easily with a custom function (provided that variables will have a method to keep track of ...
    Michele DondiMichele Dondi
    Jun 29, 2004 at 3:49 pm
    Jul 3, 2004 at 6:21 pm
  • I know that it is probably (a few years) too late for a proposal like this, that is highly "invasive" wrt Perl's semantic, but here it is anyway... Cmd line switches are so useful and effective to ...
    Michele DondiMichele Dondi
    Jun 22, 2004 at 4:25 pm
    Jun 29, 2004 at 9:27 am
  • AFAIR, I've seen in some Apocalypse that lexical scope boundaries will be the same as boundaries of block, in which lexical variable was defined. so, my question is, what the scope of variables, ...
    Alexey TrofimenkoAlexey Trofimenko
    Jun 27, 2004 at 4:55 pm
    Jun 29, 2004 at 8:17 pm
  • This is yet another proposal that is probably a few years late. I've had some (admittedly limited) experience with S-Lang in the past: the language has currently a syntax that resembles much that of ...
    Michele DondiMichele Dondi
    Jun 24, 2004 at 10:06 am
    Jun 29, 2004 at 10:12 pm
  • hello gentlemen, I'm preparing a talk about Perl6 for the Italian Perl Workshop, and I would like to have a slide comparing a BNF (yacc/bison) grammar to a Perl6 one, to show how powerful in ...
    Aldo CalpiniAldo Calpini
    Jun 9, 2004 at 2:14 pm
    Jun 9, 2004 at 10:36 pm
  • I don't know if this is already provided by current specifications, but since I know of Perl6 that is will support quite a powerful system of function prototyping ("signatures"?), I wonder wether it ...
    Michele DondiMichele Dondi
    Jun 24, 2004 at 10:34 am
    Jun 27, 2004 at 9:09 pm
  • There was some talks about hash keys autoquoting and barewords.. later are gone and former is disambigued by forcing to write %hash{'key'} or %hash«key» ( as opposite to %hash{key} which is now ...
    Alexey TrofimenkoAlexey Trofimenko
    Jun 19, 2004 at 11:38 pm
    Jul 14, 2004 at 3:48 pm
  • Hello, I have a wish for Perl6. I think it would be nice to have the possibility for more than one modifier after a simple statement. For example: print $a+$b if $a if $b for 1..3; Gerd Pokorra ...
    Unknown SenderUnknown Sender
    Jun 25, 2004 at 12:56 pm
    Jun 28, 2004 at 1:59 pm
  • The Perl 6 Summary for the fortnight ending 2004-06-06 Whee! There's a new graphics card in the G5, which means I can type this at the big screen again, which makes me happy. Well, it would make me ...
    The Perl 6 SummarizerThe Perl 6 Summarizer
    Jun 7, 2004 at 4:21 pm
    Jun 24, 2004 at 4:18 am
  • oh my.. it seems to me, that Perl6 starts new age of ASCII-graphics. (not ASCII, really.. maybe Uni-graphics?).. but now i have this issue: I'm coding on Windows, there's already two unicode ...
    Alexey TrofimenkoAlexey Trofimenko
    Jun 20, 2004 at 10:44 am
    Jun 21, 2004 at 1:05 pm
  • Hello, quoting Apocalypse 6: One should be able to unwrap $subref using $id.unwrap(); Or, given $id, it'd be cool if you could get the original $subref: my $origsubref = $id.sub(); Additionally, $id ...
    Ingo BlechschmidtIngo Blechschmidt
    Jun 8, 2004 at 1:08 pm
    Jun 9, 2004 at 4:29 pm
  • Hello everybody, I'm about to learn myself perl6 (after using perl5 for some time). One of my first questions deals with regexes. I'd like to parse data of the form Len: 15\n (15 bytes data)\n Len: ...
    Ph. MarekPh. Marek
    Jun 1, 2004 at 5:56 am
    Jul 12, 2004 at 7:40 pm
  • what do you think about adding C<div operator, akin %, to perl6 core? I mean, as $a % $b really does int($a) % int($b) and returns modulous, so $a div $b really does int( int($a) / int($b) ) and ...
    Alexey TrofimenkoAlexey Trofimenko
    Jun 20, 2004 at 2:05 am
    Jun 21, 2004 at 12:52 am
  • For various annoying reasons involving a pernickety external drive and a service centre that, after more than a week *still* hasn't taken a look at my main machine, I find myself missing a tranche of ...
    Piers CawleyPiers Cawley
    Jun 20, 2004 at 2:48 am
    Jun 20, 2004 at 6:24 am
  • The Perl 6 Summary for the week ending 2004-06-27 What's this? No! It can't be! It's a *weekly* Perl 6 Summary. What is the world coming to? Sorry, I can't answer that one, so I'll tell you what's ...
    The Perl 6 SummarizerThe Perl 6 Summarizer
    Jun 29, 2004 at 3:08 pm
    Jun 29, 2004 at 3:30 pm
  • Come the glorious age of Perl6, will hash slices be enhanced to allow things like the following? %x{@fieldlist}{'expected'} = %y{@fieldlist}; Specifically, having the slice be something other than ...
    Rod AdamsRod Adams
    Jun 24, 2004 at 11:29 pm
    Jun 24, 2004 at 11:45 pm
  • So is he going to backport his representational ideography to the operators of perl 5.8? Darren Duncan wrote: -- davidnicol@pay2send.com "There's a fine line between participation and mockery" -- ...
    David NicolDavid Nicol
    Jun 1, 2004 at 9:24 pm
    Jun 1, 2004 at 9:24 pm
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