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Re: Perl 6 - Operator renaming

by Roger (Parson)
on Sep 02, 2005 at 01:01 UTC ( #488521=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl 6 - Operator renaming

Also, my favourite one, which every other language doesn't use, ->, is getting binned

????????? What about C and C++?

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Re^2: Perl 6 - Operator renaming
by ghenry (Vicar) on Sep 02, 2005 at 07:38 UTC

    I am ignorant, and only know Perl, so I shouldn't have said anything else about other languages. Sorry.

    Walking the road to enlightenment... I found a penguin and a camel on the way.....
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      Is -> for derefencing also getting the axe? Or only for method calls? Seems sensible to keep $hashref->{'key'}, no?
        -> has been promoted to a Higher Purpose, namely attaching closures to control structures while passing parameters to those closures. But you don't need arrow for dereferencing hashes because in Perl 6 you can just say $hashref{'key'} (or even $hashref<key>, in the case of a literal key.)

        You can't really evaluate any of these decisions in isolation, but you have to look at how things ripple through the entire design. I am confident you won't miss -> in Perl 6 except in the Auld Lang Syne sense.

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