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  • When does the specification of perl6 come to an end? Are there criteria or milestones which define that the perl6 specification stage is at an end? I can see that setting a time line is not easy ...
    Richard HainsworthRichard Hainsworth
    Feb 25, 2007 at 6:42 am
    Feb 28, 2007 at 6:24 am
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    I think the ¥ and Y operators are going to have to change to something else. The current Y has at least four strikes against it: * It's an ASCII version of a cute Unicode picture, but other than ...
    Larry WallLarry Wall
    Feb 20, 2007 at 8:43 pm
    Feb 21, 2007 at 7:14 pm
  • From S09: "When you use * with + and -, it creates a value of Whatever but Num, which the array subscript interpreter will interpret as the subscript one off the end of that dimension of the array." ...
    Jonathan LangJonathan Lang
    Feb 23, 2007 at 6:49 pm
    Mar 8, 2007 at 9:52 am
  • All, I believe that there is some room for adding several new convenience operators or functions to Perl 6 that are used with Mapping and Hash values. Or getting more to the point, I believe that the ...
    Darren DuncanDarren Duncan
    Feb 27, 2007 at 8:18 am
    Mar 19, 2007 at 10:54 pm
  • What backends support packed native arrays at this point? And what's the performance like? Native access to packed arrays is the big thing I'm looking for before I port a pile of source filtered Perl ...
    Geoffrey BroadwellGeoffrey Broadwell
    Feb 25, 2007 at 8:34 pm
    Feb 27, 2007 at 1:07 am
  • # Hello @all, # I want to suggest readonly or 'is ro' declaration for variables. See: readonly $temperature = db_temperature_of( $date_time_loc); ... ## much later # It is *ensured* that $temperature ...
    Steve LukasSteve Lukas
    Feb 16, 2007 at 1:47 pm
    Feb 17, 2007 at 1:24 am
  • Author: larry Date: Fri Feb 2 09:07:05 2007 New Revision: 13567 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S05.pod Log: Nick++ noticed where I spaced out. Just glad someone's reading these things... Modified: ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 2, 2007 at 4:07 pm
    Feb 3, 2007 at 1:43 pm
  • How are the bitwise shifts defined on low level types? In particular, for right shift, does high bit extension or zero fill occur? Does the answer depend on whether the low level type is signed or ...
    Geoffrey BroadwellGeoffrey Broadwell
    Feb 27, 2007 at 1:56 pm
    Feb 27, 2007 at 7:51 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Thu Feb 22 16:32:25 2007 New Revision: 13703 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S06.pod Log: Clarify that a named argument may name either the label or the variable name. Modified: ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 22, 2007 at 11:32 pm
    Feb 23, 2007 at 12:04 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Mon Feb 12 00:10:05 2007 New Revision: 13582 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S04.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S06.pod Log: The kludge known as "leave" is ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 12, 2007 at 7:10 am
    Feb 13, 2007 at 12:45 am
  • How is casting and coersion handled with expressions involving mixed low and high level types? For example, what is the output of this? my Int $ten = 10; my int4 $a = 0; my int4 $b; $b = ($a + 2.4 * ...
    Geoffrey BroadwellGeoffrey Broadwell
    Feb 27, 2007 at 5:15 pm
    Feb 28, 2007 at 12:38 am
  • Recently $larry asked for ideas for better naming the several states of write access. There are some tentative thoughts, I like to offer. Larry Wall wrote: My approach is: In terms of writeability a ...
    Steve LukasSteve Lukas
    Feb 21, 2007 at 8:10 pm
    Feb 22, 2007 at 8:06 pm
  • If you folks are wondering what's driving the flurry of recent synopsis changes, it's the Perl 6 grammar written in Perl 6 that I've been working on for the last week, and thinking about for the last ...
    Larry WallLarry Wall
    Feb 8, 2007 at 9:17 pm
    Feb 9, 2007 at 3:06 am
  • Author: larry Date: Fri Feb 2 01:07:36 2007 New Revision: 13564 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod Log: Also allow colon pair syntax for a methodlike kind of ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 2, 2007 at 8:07 am
    Feb 2, 2007 at 10:52 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Wed Feb 28 13:21:47 2007 New Revision: 14308 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod Log: Distinguish Range's intervalic .min and .max from its directed .from and .to. Modified: ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 28, 2007 at 9:21 pm
    Mar 8, 2007 at 3:37 am
  • What happens when you cast between low-level types? If the source value is out of range of the destination type, do you get: 1. An exception? 2. Clip to finite range always? 3. Clip to finite range ...
    Geoffrey BroadwellGeoffrey Broadwell
    Feb 27, 2007 at 2:20 pm
    Feb 28, 2007 at 12:38 am
  • How do you specify that you want to byte-stringify a compact struct, rather than "normal" stringify it? Does the byte-stringified version include internal and/or trailing alignment padding? How do ...
    Geoffrey BroadwellGeoffrey Broadwell
    Feb 27, 2007 at 2:49 pm
    Feb 28, 2007 at 12:38 am
  • What happens when a low-level type overflows or underflows? For example, if you decrement an int1 twice, what happens? If you increment a uint8 past 255, do you get: 1. A uint8 with value 0? 2. A ...
    Geoffrey BroadwellGeoffrey Broadwell
    Feb 27, 2007 at 2:10 pm
    Feb 27, 2007 at 11:56 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Thu Feb 22 12:51:15 2007 New Revision: 13700 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S06.pod Log: More Y XX - Z X clarifications ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 22, 2007 at 7:51 pm
    Feb 22, 2007 at 8:18 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Fri Feb 16 17:59:34 2007 New Revision: 13588 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S13.pod Log: Clarification of coercion declarations and semantics. Modified: ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 17, 2007 at 12:59 am
    Feb 17, 2007 at 4:46 pm
  • Does the interpolating version of qw split a string into words before or after it interpolates? So if I have my $foo = 'Hello World'; my @bar = «$foo»; does @bar equal ('Hello World') or ('Hello', ...
    Joe GottmanJoe Gottman
    Feb 10, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    Feb 10, 2007 at 4:36 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Fri Feb 9 12:40:08 2007 New Revision: 13580 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod Log: Changed "unique" to "only" and further explicated the proto/multi orthogon. Normal user ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 9, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    Feb 10, 2007 at 10:53 am
  • Author: larry Date: Mon Feb 5 14:41:04 2007 New Revision: 13571 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S05.pod Log: typo from albery_b++ Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S05.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 5, 2007 at 9:41 pm
    Feb 5, 2007 at 9:49 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Mon Feb 5 14:26:23 2007 New Revision: 13570 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S05.pod Log: categories now allow multiple dispatch via longest-token rule ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 5, 2007 at 9:26 pm
    Feb 5, 2007 at 9:29 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Wed Feb 28 09:54:41 2007 New Revision: 14307 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S05.pod Log: Deleted obsolete symbol construct Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S05.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 28, 2007 at 5:54 pm
    Feb 28, 2007 at 5:54 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Wed Feb 28 07:55:51 2007 New Revision: 14306 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S05.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S06.pod Log: The old "is context is rw" is ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 28, 2007 at 3:56 pm
    Feb 28, 2007 at 3:56 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Tue Feb 27 17:01:23 2007 New Revision: 13709 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod Log: gah Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 28, 2007 at 1:01 am
    Feb 28, 2007 at 1:01 am
  • Author: larry Date: Tue Feb 27 17:00:09 2007 New Revision: 13708 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod Log: Better writing requested by John Macdonald++ Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 28, 2007 at 1:00 am
    Feb 28, 2007 at 1:00 am
  • Author: larry Date: Tue Feb 27 15:56:44 2007 New Revision: 13707 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod Log: Modifiers on bit shifts. Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 27, 2007 at 11:56 pm
    Feb 27, 2007 at 11:56 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Tue Feb 27 15:41:10 2007 New Revision: 13706 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S09.pod Log: Some clarifications requested by Geoffrey Broadwell++. Modified: ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 27, 2007 at 11:41 pm
    Feb 27, 2007 at 11:41 pm
  • Does Perl 6 have (bit/string) rotation ops? Especially bit rotation on low-level integer types would be Nifty for making some numeric algorithms cleaner, more self documenting, and potentially faster ...
    Geoffrey BroadwellGeoffrey Broadwell
    Feb 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    Feb 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm
  • I'd like to request that num16 and therefore complex16 be added to S09, and made optional just as num128 and complex128 are. The half-sized floating point type is commonly used in computer graphics ...
    Geoffrey BroadwellGeoffrey Broadwell
    Feb 27, 2007 at 1:38 pm
    Feb 27, 2007 at 1:38 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Mon Feb 26 11:42:16 2007 New Revision: 13705 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod Log: apostrophe illiteracy... Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 26, 2007 at 6:42 pm
    Feb 26, 2007 at 6:42 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Mon Feb 26 11:05:31 2007 New Revision: 13704 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod Log: Made one-pass parsing rule explicit so that tests can refer to it. Modified: ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 26, 2007 at 6:05 pm
    Feb 26, 2007 at 6:05 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Thu Feb 22 14:00:38 2007 New Revision: 13702 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod Log: typo from aaroncrane++ Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 22, 2007 at 9:00 pm
    Feb 22, 2007 at 9:00 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Thu Feb 22 13:06:22 2007 New Revision: 13701 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod Log: Change hardwired 8 to $?TABSTOP // 8 for heredocs Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 22, 2007 at 8:06 pm
    Feb 22, 2007 at 8:06 pm
  • On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.9, "Socorro." Parrot (http://parrotcode.org) is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages. Parrot 0.4.9 can be obtained ...
    Patrick R. MichaudPatrick R. Michaud
    Feb 22, 2007 at 7:17 pm
    Feb 22, 2007 at 7:17 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Wed Feb 21 09:25:37 2007 New Revision: 13699 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S03.pod Log: ¥ is replaced by Z. XX becomes simply X and old X must now be spelled X~X. Modified: ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 21, 2007 at 4:25 pm
    Feb 21, 2007 at 4:25 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Tue Feb 20 09:35:53 2007 New Revision: 13592 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod Log: Conjecturalized the delegation-via-hash syntax for now. Modified: ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 20, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    Feb 20, 2007 at 4:36 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Mon Feb 19 21:53:46 2007 New Revision: 13591 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S05.pod Log: wrong quantifier on ident noted by putter++ Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S05.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 20, 2007 at 4:53 am
    Feb 20, 2007 at 4:53 am
  • Author: larry Date: Sat Feb 17 10:25:36 2007 New Revision: 13590 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S13.pod Log: inconsistency spotted by Smylers++ Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S13.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 17, 2007 at 5:25 pm
    Feb 17, 2007 at 5:25 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Fri Feb 16 18:29:45 2007 New Revision: 13589 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S06.pod Log: Clarification on what may be returned from, requested by rhr++ Modified: ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 17, 2007 at 1:29 am
    Feb 17, 2007 at 1:29 am
  • Hello Thomas, thanks for answering. I fear the C<constant declaration is not suitable for the purposes I'm thinking of, since it sets the value at compile time. And at compile time it can't contact a ...
    Steve LukasSteve Lukas
    Feb 16, 2007 at 7:45 pm
    Feb 16, 2007 at 7:45 pm
  • Time to start thinking what might make a good Google Summer of Code project. What would be fun to get paid to work on for 3 months? Or, what would be useful to encourage someone smart and keen work ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Feb 16, 2007 at 2:31 pm
    Feb 16, 2007 at 2:31 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Thu Feb 15 13:04:59 2007 New Revision: 13587 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S04.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod Log: Split statement_modifier ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 15, 2007 at 8:05 pm
    Feb 15, 2007 at 8:05 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Tue Feb 13 23:22:05 2007 New Revision: 13586 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod Log: typos changed :to be the short form for :heredoc Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 14, 2007 at 6:22 am
    Feb 14, 2007 at 6:22 am
  • Author: larry Date: Tue Feb 13 23:07:00 2007 New Revision: 13585 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod Log: Got rid of quote declarator. Just use a macro. Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 14, 2007 at 6:07 am
    Feb 14, 2007 at 6:07 am
  • Author: larry Date: Mon Feb 12 17:24:42 2007 New Revision: 13584 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S06.pod Log: Rethink of "loopy" feed semantics requested by Smylers++ Modified: ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 13, 2007 at 12:24 am
    Feb 13, 2007 at 12:24 am
  • Author: larry Date: Mon Feb 12 10:01:18 2007 New Revision: 13583 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S04.pod doc/trunk/design/syn/S06.pod Log: Decided "leave" wasn't so bad after all, given the new syntax ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 12, 2007 at 5:01 pm
    Feb 12, 2007 at 5:01 pm
  • Author: larry Date: Sat Feb 10 09:19:39 2007 New Revision: 13581 Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod Log: Right ye be, Daniel Hulme me matey! Modified: doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod ...
    LarryLarry
    Feb 10, 2007 at 4:19 pm
    Feb 10, 2007 at 4:19 pm
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