Larry's Apocalypse Part 2 is now online at Read more of his vision for Perl 6!


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Re: Apocalypse 2
by grinder (Bishop) on May 04, 2001 at 12:42 UTC

    hmm, I don't get the warm fuzzy feeling I got from reading A1. I was hoping that with stronger typing we would be able to do away to $ @ and % to instroduce variables. That doesn't look like it's going to happen.

    I like the idea of being able to interpolate scalars and lists into strings (to whit: "foo $(scalar exp)" and "foo @(list exp)".

    On the other hand, replacing __END__ with =begin END strikes me as being akin to using the Start menu in Windows to shut down the machine.

    g r i n d e r