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Re: BooK proposes a new Perl secret operator (kite)

by tye (Cardinal)
on Mar 16, 2012 at 03:14 UTC ( #959906=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to BooK proposes a new Perl secret operator

It is clearly a kite. Which makes sense as it provides a feature that is tied to one line, a string, as it were.

If you don't like it, you can use Elton John glasses, ().<> or <>.(), instead. Or even add an ear, q().<>.

- tye        


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Re^2: BooK proposes a new Perl secret operator (kite)
by BooK (Curate) on Mar 16, 2012 at 13:30 UTC

    I really like this explanation for the name. Well, "kite" is pretty descriptive in itself (and one line ASCII art is limited, so it shouldn't be surprising that the same string of characters can represent several completely unrelated things), but this explanation adds meaning.

    It would be very hard to find such a good explanation for "sperm". Of course I could write something like:

    @twins = ( ~~<>, ~~<> );
    And claim the outer parentheses form the egg. But then the discussion would turn to biology, and how this is not how twins are formed.

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