>> wonder if Perl6 will have an explicit syntax?
It's my understanding that perl6 will change the method call operator to operate on the current blocks default variable ($_ is always the default var in perl5). Which allows you write things like:
in reply to Re^3: chaining method calls
in thread chaining method calls
my $bar=new Obj, is default; #ok, I don't remember the exact syntax b
+ut I'm sure you get what I mean