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Several of the differences between Perl5 and Perl6 are intended to reduce the amount of dereferencing you have to do. So I like thinking of this syntax change as just being Yet Another way of indicating to people that you are supposed to be thinking in terms of more immediate data structures and less about having a reference that you dereference.

YMMV, but that is true to the usage of both . and -> in C.


In reply to Re (tilly) 3: Dots and cargo-cult programming by tilly
in thread Dots and cargo-cult programming by bikeNomad

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