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Re^2: Perl 6, latest Rakudo bug or error on my part?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Aug 07, 2010 at 20:12 UTC ( #853595=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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how very pythonesque

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Re^3: Perl 6, latest Rakudo bug or error on my part?
by Utilitarian (Vicar) on Aug 08, 2010 at 21:34 UTC
    Valid point, entertainingly made, and I am entirely sincere in my gratitude for the work you and others have put into Rakudo. It just seems strange, coming from Perl 5. that }else{ isn't parseable as I would expect.

    I spent a very educational weekend however and may even attempt, in my limited way, to contribute to the project.

    print "Good ",qw(night morning afternoon evening)[(localtime)[2]/6]," fellow monks."
      Perl6 use the dot for method invocation and underscore for concatenation!!!!! Please adjust your expectations :)

        Perl6 use the dot for method invocation and underscore for concatenation!!!!! Please adjust your expectations :)

        I think perl6 use tilde(~) for concatenation not underscore ;)




        I am trying to improve my English skills, if you see a mistake please feel free to reply or /msg me a correction

      In all seriousness, there's a point at which disambiguation in the parser (whether software, hardware, or wetware) is just too much work, and a bit of punctuation makes that pain go away. You can take that too far (and in the case of Python, I have to read very carefully to figure out the relationships of blocks separated by vertical whitespace) but sometimes a little consistency is not a bad thing.

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