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Re: Thoughts on replacing -> with .

by mrallen1 (Initiate)
on Jun 11, 2013 at 16:54 UTC ( #1038287=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Thoughts on replacing -> with .

You will be delighted to learn that Erlang uses : for method dispatch.


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Re^2: Thoughts on replacing -> with .
by Aaronrp (Beadle) on Jun 11, 2013 at 23:55 UTC

    Well, I guess that's an argument for the colon over the dot, although I'm not sure it's really a good idea to change this at all.

    One change that might, maybe, make sense would be to allow Unicode operators:

    use utf8;
    use Something;
    my $obj = Something→new(ARG⇒'value');
    
    I'm not sure, but it might be reasonable, and people could have their editors rewrite things or bind a key, and it would take less space in listings. But not if it means that -> and => would then not work.

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