Actually, one of the major disappointments I have with Perl6 is the continued distinction between subs and blocks. Personally, I think that blocks should be first class entities in their own right.

If you assigned a block to a variable, it would become a named subroutine.

my $sub = { ## do stuff }; my $result = $sub();

if, [while, for etc. would be methods called on the block:

{ #do stuff }.if( cond ); .if( cond ) { ## indirect object form ## do stuff } .while( cond ) { ## do stuff } .for $a -> ( 0 .. 10 ) { ##do stuff }

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