I don't know that we are necessarily changing to suit VB. What I am sure of is that at first glance, I couldn't tell what the smalltalk code does, but I could tell what the VB stuff did. Ditto when I first started Perl, I had no idea what the arrow did, even though I knew what the dots were in VB and Delphi.
Changing to suit the whims of the greater programming community is wrong, but standing firm on small issues is inflexible. I like the -> operator, I think it's neat, but I guess it's time for it to go.
And this is Perl. We've been promised a backwards compatibility layer, so your code isn't going to become obselete over night.
I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.
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