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Re: What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?

by LanX (Canon)
on Jun 07, 2012 at 21:45 UTC ( #975055=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?

after some days of thoughts an digestion I'd really prefer ->>

Not only because it's easy to type, it's close enough to -> be easily read and understood as an extension for a special case

This follows the same approach like == and === in JS, where repetition indicates a specialization.

~> looks nice at first glance, but is too easy to be overlooked in some fonts and at the moment I have to deal with too many low level Perl users who wouldn't spot it.

?-> or &-> might have a derivable logic, but look too much like line noise.

And it's not very consequent to allow &-> if we are sure that there will never be a |-> or !->.

Cheers Rolf


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by trwww (Priest) on Jun 08, 2012 at 17:56 UTC
    I voted on ~> but now I agree with you, ->>
      I voted on ~> ...

      Unfortunately, me too.

      Cheers Rolf

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