in reply to use feature 'postderef'; # Postfix Dereference Syntax is coming in 5.20
Exactly so: this “fee-chur” is gratuitously incompatible. A language truly does not need six different ways to write the same thing ... which are not “very obvious shortcuts” to the one (or so) “commonly already-accepted ways to
do say it.” If I stumble-upon some new bit of syntax and have to figure it out, I don’t want to discover that it’s just another way to say what has already been said. I want it to be a feature. I want it to let me do what has never been possible before ... and for that to be something that I actually (desperately) need to do. Otherwise, what exactly have you done for me lately ... except to give me another test-case to write?