The smartmatch (operator, ~~) has been a fiasco for quite a long time, and caused much heated debate for so many years now that I consider it a historical piece of 'work'. Those who have paid attention to this feature knows what I speak of.
This is just to bring attention to those who have interest, that there have once again been changes made in the most recent dev release (5.27.7). Personally, this has been such a long running debate that I don't think there's ever going to be a way to make everyone happy, so I digress.
Aside from that, Happy Holidays to all of my fellow Monks, and thank you for accepting and having me as one of your peers, friends and oftentimes I nearly feel, colleagues for yet another year.