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Re^7: Why should any one use/learn Perl 6?

by liz (Monsignor)
on Jun 11, 2018 at 20:19 UTC ( #1216434=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: Why should any one use/learn Perl 6?
in thread Why should any one use/learn Perl 6?

So, should I hop over to the Netherlands and let you type the character or steal your MacBook Pro instead?

You're welcome to try :-) But seriously, my point was that in the future there will be more ways to enter Unicode characters. Now, how that VARIATION SELECTOR-16 got there, it looks like it is a new feature of High Sierra :-( I've recently upgraded and am 100% sure it would not add the VARIATION SELECTOR-16 before. Grrr. It even does that from the Symbols viewer. Double Grrr.

Thank you for spotting this. Wonder whether we would need to fix this in Perl 6 (so that it wouldn't matter if there is a VARIATION SELECTOR after it or not.

With regards to possible confusion, that's also possible in the ASCII world: e.g. atomic-inc-fetch($ok) versus atomic_int_fetch or atonic-inc-fetch.

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Re^8: Why should any one use/learn Perl 6?
by haj (Hermit) on Jun 11, 2018 at 22:28 UTC
    liz: With regards to possible confusion, that's also possible in the ASCII world: e.g. atomic-inc-fetch($ok) versus atomic_int_fetch or atonic-inc-fetch.
    So true! I guess we all have been through that: 0 or O? l or 1 or |? _ or -? I try to make this more bearable by choosing a suitable font: This works reasonably well with the limited set of glyphs in ASCII, but is a considerable challenge for Unicode.

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