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Re: What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?

by frozenwithjoy (Priest)
on Jun 16, 2012 at 06:59 UTC ( #976543=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?

I'm really surprised to see ~> get the most votes. It is quite difficult to distinguish from -> without putting my face close to the screen and my mom always yelled at me for sitting too close to the tv, so I'll probably have anxiety attacks if ~> is chosen...

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Re^2: What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 16, 2012 at 07:26 UTC
    font.monospace=font:DejaVu Sans Mono,size:11

      My concern isn't so much how it looks in my editor, but everywhere else. I doubt the internets are going to change their fonts just for us. Hopefully Perlmonks would, because that's where I was looking when trying to distinguish.

      In fact, look at this: ~ <---- without code markup

      and this: ~ <---- with code markup

      Without increasing my font size, I can just barely tell that the tilde is a tilde without the code markup. With the code markup, it is hopeless.

      In the event that it is easily distinguishable for you, here is a screenshot of this entry on OS X; Chrome; View:Actual Size.

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