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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?)
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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.
Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
I disapprove of emoticons
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