|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re^4: Perl oddities ("if" w/o parens)by tye (Sage)
|on Mar 01, 2005 at 23:23 UTC||Need Help??|
If you don't like leaving off the parens, then don't. They are becoming optional, not illegal.
I'm not actually certain that you misunderstood that. I feel a bit like you've talked all around the point but I'm left guessing what your primary point was. But it sure feels like you got the impression that
would no longer be supported in Perl 6.
So if that wasn't your premise, I apologize for not getting your point.
In any case, I suspect that most people won't be dropping the parens much -- based on my impression that most people don't currently drop the optional parens from
(like I usually do) and my agreement with you that dropping the former parens will be rather jarring in relation to similar languages (both Perl5 and non-Perl languages).