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Re: Perl6: Smartmatch scalar to array

by Fox (Pilgrim)
on Aug 16, 2010 at 17:41 UTC ( #855331=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl6: Smartmatch scalar to array

 $scalar ~~ any(@array)
does what you meant, don't know if it's supposed to be the default though.

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Re^2: Perl6: Smartmatch scalar to array
by TimToady (Parson) on Aug 16, 2010 at 20:14 UTC
    Indeed, it is precisely because Perl 6 has junctions that we do not need to assume junctional semantics on smartmatched lists; Perl 5 does not have junctions, so it does assume that. Instead, Perl 6 can use a list to smartmatch another list, which is also a useful behavior--especially since wildcards are supported. For instance, (1,2,3,4,5) ~~ (*,2,3,*) returns true.

      Thanks. I had assumed that smartmatch would be identical between Perl 5 and Perl 6, but I like the Perl 6 way better. It seems more maintainable.

      Also, thanks for all of your work on all of the Perls.

Re^2: Perl6: Smartmatch scalar to array
by molecules (Monk) on Aug 16, 2010 at 18:38 UTC
    Thanks. That also makes the intent clearer.

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