Yes, I do admire this simple and clear code.
Choosing good names is an art and
in terms of linguistic craft and agonizing over choosing good names, I claim that TimToady has no equal. :)
As a former pacman player, I appreciate the (evocative) munch more than List::MoreUtils hard-to-pronounce natatime.
With functional-style languages, you need a lot of names, so choosing good and consistent names is crucial.
Certainly, Haskell has a vast number of functions in its core library; related Haskell names here
appear to be take, drop and splitAt from Data.List;
more specific to the problem at hand, though not in core, is
hackage Data.List.Split's splitEvery aka chunk.
Does Perl 6 have equivalents to Haskell's take, drop, splitAt, splitEvery?
While salivating over munch, I hungrily searched for its documentation.
Googling for "Perl 6 munch" left me unsatisfied, turning up only the
Edvard Munch Museum
tourist attraction in Oslo, among various IRC logs and blog entries, but no hits from the official Perl 6 docs.
And I couldn't find it in
though I did find vaguely related Perl 6 names there, namely:
shift, pop, splice, zip.
Does anyone know where munch is officially documented?
Update: I just checked an online dictionary and it appears that munch and chomp mean almost the same thing:
chomp - To chew or bite on noisily
munch - To chew or eat (food) audibly or with pleasure
A mouthwatering challenge is to explain to a Perl 6 newbie how to remember which one does what. :)