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And that's true for all Perl6 features people want find its way into Perl5.

Only in theory. Some syntax is incompatible and will because of that not happen. Some things are, compared to big things like currying, an object model, good threading, junctions, hyperops, and rules, quite simple to implement. Operators like // and ~~ are good examples. Of these, // is much easier to implement, and that's probably why it already has been implemented. That doesn't mean nobody will volunteer to code up ~~.

Wishing for it won't get it implemented. Voting for them won't get them implemented. Discussing here how useful the features would be won't get them implemented.

Very true, but I don't understand why you even took the time to type that. It's something everybody knows, and in the context of this thread could very well be interpreted as a plea to please no longer discuss Perl 5 innovation.

Perl 5 isn't dead just yet, and we'll be using it for a long time. If someone can implement ~~, that almost gives given/when for free. I'm not saying it should be done. I'm also not at all suggesting that people who have better things to do "waste" their time on this.

Also, wishing for features does get you into a Perl 6 mood. Every time I code Perl 5 I think "I wish I had $perl6_feature, it'd certainly make my life a bit easier this minute" every so many lines. It makes me appreciate Perl 6 and all the effort people put into its creation.

Discussing the idea on p5p first might not be a bad idea, (if only to avoid doing work for something that won't get accepted).

But discussing it on Perl Monks gets us whiny replies like yours. I regret that I'm even spending time to reply, but such is my nature.

But unless you write the patch, or find someone to write it, it's unlikely to be added.

Amen, but so what?

Let us dream and discuss the new features. If not for Perl 5, then to celebrate Perl 6 in advance.

Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }