Interestingly, this is fixed two
different ways in Perl 6. Instead of special tokens, we have compiler variables like $?PACKAGE
. And even if they were still bare identifiers, it would still work, because curlies no longer autoquote. We now use a different notation (angle brackets) for constant string subscripts.
Sorry, I usually try to resist saying "fixed in six", because you'd get tired of it if we said it as often as it's true...
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