Thanks for your correction! But the 3 first main usages of ~ is about match. I suggest ?-> is I believe the one of advantages which perl6 is better than perl5 is its consistency. take a look below:
in reply to Re^2: What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?
in thread What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?
as we see, in perl6, every sigil has its own consistent meaning and easily for learning. I don't say ~> is bad, I just want every new grammar/op adding during perl5 evolved should keep consistent.
~ means string, so ~$foo change $foo into string context, and $foo1 ~ $foo2 make a concatenation.
+/- means numeric, so +$foo change $foo into numeric context and $foo + 3 is doing mathematic operation.
and ? means bool, * means global etc.......
I am trying to improve my English skills, if you see a mistake please feel free to reply or /msg me a correction