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What kind of code that you have written today breaks tomorrow?
  • I use hashes, and I index in them.
  • I use subroutine/method calls on the LHS of binary operators.
Almost all of the code I write uses one or both of the items I mention. All of that either becomes invalid, or changes meaning.

my %hash; $hash {key} = "foo"; # Illegal in Perl6, even after s/\$/%/ my $str = "99 miles to L.A."; print length ($str) + 1; # Prints 17 in Perl5, 3 in Perl6.

This is very basic stuff to write, which I do many, many times in code (and I guess many people use hashes, and use subs/methods in expressions).

Abigail


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