|> I've always wondered why this isn't allowed to work.
because of the ambiguity of literal hashes and blocks, the parser can't tell what you mean between curlies w/o heuristics. For instance from time to time people are very confused why map doesn't work like they thought.
That's why Perl6 introduces < > for hashes.
You either need to ...
But keep in mind, the if() solution you showed is the most readable for most programmers.
> Does anyone have a link to a discussion of why this is?
e.g. Re: map problem or Re: map syntax error -- weird
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