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The nested modifier, while it may have already been rejected, could have some tidy little uses.
s/foo/bar/ for (@these) if ($this);
I suppose that could be accomplished as
map { s/foo/bar/ } @these if ($this);
but is that as clear as the first statement? Using map in void context to get the effect of a for seems clumsy.

As for something I'd really like to see, interpolation of method calls in a string.

print "The 'bar' attribute of object 'foo' is $foo->bar();\n";
As it is, I get to do the oh-so-readable
print "The 'bar' attribute of object 'foo' is @{[ $foo->bar() ]};\n";
That doesn't look like it should work, but it does.

While I'm on the concept of OOP, I think I'd like to see Perl actually implement some form of strong encapsulation for objects "out of the box" as opposed to having to roll your own or re-use your "tried and true" method, whatever that may be (CPAN or home-grown).

Certainly the "defined or" (dor) functionality would be a serious benefit to prevent warnings in my code.

That's about all I can think of at this late hour. Time to sleep.

Ivan Heffner
Sr. Software Engineer, Inc.

In reply to Re: what would you like to see in perl5.12? by Codon
in thread what would you like to see in perl5.12? by ysth

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