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Re^2: (A6) Perl 6, a general-purpose language?

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Mar 15, 2003 at 10:56 UTC ( #243270=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: (A6) Perl 6, a general-purpose language?
in thread (A6) Perl 6, a general-purpose language?

I will be grieving the loss of contextual sigils a long time, too. It's the one thing I'll dearly miss about Perl 5. However, even in Perl 5, they are not as useful as you might think - they work for all the simple cases, but unfortunately break down once you start working with references and especially with references to functions.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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