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Mutator chaining considered harmful
I wrote about this too, in this node.
One salient note there is dws pointing out SmallTalk Smalltalk does this, but with special and unambiguous syntax++. Aristotle, would that be good enough? (IMHO yes, but how would we do that in Perl5?)
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Absolutely it would. Currently I am salivating about TimToady's demonstration of how Perl6 will do that.
Makeshifts last the longest.
shiny regexes and rules offered by Perl 6
other CPAN module
by looking at it on my monitor
I print it and I read it in spare time
first I convert it into $FORMAT, then I parse it
I hire someone to do it
using my custom module
I write a brand new language to do the task
on the server where I play as human, XML is forbidden
what is XML?
I speak XML natively
I write a new grammar for Perl 6
some other way
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