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Re: Re: Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 22, 2002 at 13:51 UTC ( #161053=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
in thread Perl 6 will primarily be:

Where is this "current thinking" espoused? It seems like a serious mistake. How will we use user-supplied patterns in that case?

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by Elian (Parson) on Apr 22, 2002 at 14:05 UTC
    It's not out yet, but it'll be in A5 if Larry decides to go that way. There'll be a switch or set of metacharacters to enable treating interpolated scalars as part of the regex. if he does. The ability's not getting taken away, just the default treatment may be switched. (Which is what people need and expect more often than not anyway)

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