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In the hope it helps me cause less confusion in future discussions of P6's sort built-in, please consider putting the +* snippet and ST aside for a moment and answering the following questions.
First. There was no confusion. +* does not constitute an ST.
Second. The "simple coding challenge" was purposed (solely) to demonstrate that +* could not be "a direct equivalent which retains the ST's generality and efficiency and substantially improves on its elegance.". Any and all discussion of some other syntax that might be able to meet that challenge is irrelevant to that purpose.
Third. You appear to be angling to make the case that any exposure is good exposure. It's not.
If your knowledge does not allow you to discern good claims from bad in your promotion of P6; run them by someone who has that experience before you go public.
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