in reply to Re^3: Perl can do it, take 1 (sentence generation)
in thread Perl can do it, take 1 (sentence generation)
When you read those two statements, doesn't the first one's meaning spring into your head more naturally ?
All in all, Perl's @_ and its $_N elements are burdensome in some cases, and don't look good whatever you do. I guess that Perl 6's argument declarations will solve many of these problems.
Re quotemeta, thanks, I understand it's a good habit. You make as little assumtions as possible about the input, which is nice.