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Perl 5's references are fine, but sometimes dereferencing them is not. postfix dereference syntax -

Also, where do we stop?

You know, I have been so consumed with faith in this feature for years that I felt it could just drop right in.

We really donít have much grounds for confidence.

I'd say that any feature that is beyond trivial should initially be marked experimental.

I know you put a lot of effort into this one so I am sorry to say this, but I am pretty sure we will regret adding this syntax.

It's bound to cause painful confusion.

It's all the same problem we ran into with auto-dereferencing "keys $r".

I can't help but think "brainfuck autobox"

I agree with Johan and Brad. It appears we're adding ugly syntax and a maintenance burden for something that I would probably never use.

What's the chance we might just reverse the arrow for postfix dereference?

It breaks the original model of sigils completely.

Yes, and that works for you. However, perl isn't just for you ;)

Thanks, so this proposal will make a lie out of every Camel book in existence.

I think it complicates an already complex subject without adding that much benefit.

Man, if I ever thought an *explicit* request for opinions was needed on p5p, I'd check my prescription. ;)



say for $h->^keys->^sort;

Do you remember the conditional-dereference operator that was bikeshedded to oblivion?

Why Should I Care What Color the Bikeshed Is? / Parkinson's law of triviality

postfix dereference docs -

[href://|perl #120162 EXPERIMENT postfix dereference syntax -]

[href://|perl #120085 EXPERIMENT lexical subroutines -]

Postfix $#{ $aref } -

Basically, rjbs/d.golden really wanted it

In reply to Re^3: use feature 'postderef'; # Postfix Dereference Syntax is coming in 5.20 by Anonymous Monk
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