the latest p6lang digest
says that the hyperoperator's been changed from ^op
It references two threads in perl.perl6.language (1
). I can't, however, find any reference on this how this unholy beastie was spawned, or why it was changed -- it turns out that >>op<<
is not just ugly
, but it's difficult to search on and looking for "hyperoperator" yields results from 2002 and not seemingly relevant anymore.
So how did this come about? Was there a particular mnemonic involved in its creation? A bet? A dare? Should I be donating money to something to turn it back?