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Re^3: What's so bad about &function(...)?

by Perl Mouse (Chaplain)
on Dec 09, 2005 at 22:46 UTC ( #515669=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: What's so bad about &function(...)?
in thread What's so bad about &function(...)?

In Perl5, if you have arguments to a function, the parenthesis are optional if you don't use the & sigil (unless of course they are needed to prevent misparsing). However, if you use &foo to call a sub, and you want to call it with arguments, the parenthesis are mandatory.

Will you be able to do:

&foo 1, 2, 3
in Perl6?
Perl --((8:>*

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Re^4: What's so bad about &function(...)?
by TimToady (Parson) on Dec 10, 2005 at 00:02 UTC
    Nope, Perl 6 still has to be picky about when it is expecting a term and when it is expecting an operator. It's vaguely possible we could allow
    &foo: 1, 2, 3
    however, since there are already other cases where a colon allows us to omit the parens. Can't say it's high on my list of priorities though.

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