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Re^2: Replaying Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse with Pugs/Perl6

by TimToady (Parson)
on Mar 12, 2005 at 16:49 UTC ( #438947=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Replaying Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse with Pugs/Perl6
in thread Replaying Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse with Pugs/Perl6

I would consider it a bug that == can be parsed as = =, so you shouldn't depend on that. On the other hand, the for will not require parens, though it will require a space before the opening bracket. And @l.pop would be shorter than the function form. Then again, you eventually ought to be able to do the whole thing with
print reverse=<>;

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Re^3: Replaying Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse with Pugs/Perl6
by audreyt (Hermit) on Mar 12, 2005 at 17:56 UTC
    Indeed, and that bugs is closed, so 6.0.11 won't parse it as = =. On the other hand, :==$x stays legal and is parsed as := =$x in the absense of an user-defined :== operator, which I think is correct -- let me know if it's not. :)

    The for@l {...} form is indeed correctly parsed; no whitespace is needed before @.

    Finally, thanks to this Golf-Driven Development, nothingmuch is now implementing reverse as we speak, so 6.0.11 should be happy with print reverse=<> -- note that I shaved the trailing semicolon. Yay!

Re^3: Replaying Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse with Pugs/Perl6
by rg0now (Chaplain) on Mar 12, 2005 at 17:09 UTC
    You are absolutely right just about everything, you wrote, except that when golfing with Pugs, you must take into account that many things will not work as expected, or will not work at all...:-)

    For example, Pugs does not have reverse yet. And while it seems to recognize the parenless form of for, it requires an extra space not just before the loop statement, but immedaitely after it, too. So, the code takes the form:

    my@l= =open@ARGS[0]; for @l {print @l.pop}
    And this is just as long as the form with parens, but less clean.

    However, the more I see the @l.pop form, the more I like it. Thank you for pointing this out to me...

    Update: I was stupid, parenless for is working just right, as TimToady suggested, I don't know, what the hell I was messing up...:-)


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