Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
No such thing as a small change
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Perl 6 - Operator renaming

by Roger (Parson)
on Sep 02, 2005 at 01:01 UTC ( #488521=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl 6 - Operator renaming

Also, my favourite one, which every other language doesn't use, ->, is getting binned

????????? What about C and C++?


Comment on Re: Perl 6 - Operator renaming
Re^2: Perl 6 - Operator renaming
by ghenry (Vicar) on Sep 02, 2005 at 07:38 UTC

    I am ignorant, and only know Perl, so I shouldn't have said anything else about other languages. Sorry.

    Walking the road to enlightenment... I found a penguin and a camel on the way.....
    Fancy a yourname@perl.me.uk? Just ask!!!
      Is -> for derefencing also getting the axe? Or only for method calls? Seems sensible to keep $hashref->{'key'}, no?
        -> has been promoted to a Higher Purpose, namely attaching closures to control structures while passing parameters to those closures. But you don't need arrow for dereferencing hashes because in Perl 6 you can just say $hashref{'key'} (or even $hashref<key>, in the case of a literal key.)

        You can't really evaluate any of these decisions in isolation, but you have to look at how things ripple through the entire design. I am confident you won't miss -> in Perl 6 except in the Auld Lang Syne sense.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://488521]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others rifling through the Monastery: (9)
As of 2015-07-07 06:44 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (87 votes), past polls