Re: Perl 6 language -- change in hyperoperator syntax by elusion
Please, people, trust the design team.
Sure, trust. "Trust, but verify" as my Russian ancestors said, and so I asked,
having done a seemingly reasonable search first.
They're all working hard and they're coming up with great stuff.
True. p6lang has been a source of inspiration, wonderment and bafflement for me.
for instance, this thread
was a delight to pick through.
The reason a search for "hyperoperator" doesn't turn up anything new is that
they're no longer called that. The new name for them is "vector operators."
(Similarly, superpositions are now called junctions.) Search for that and you'll
turn up newer information, though I don't think there's been as much discussion
on them lately.
Yeah, that turned up much better results. I think I've come to peace with it since the issue seems now to be driven by
and only after a long, arduous debate (not that the design team would undertake
such a change capriciously, mind).
As to the use of unicode as an operator, get used to it. Perl 6 source files are
in unicode. This is a time of transition. You still have ASCII equivalents you
can use, but they'll be a little uglier. If it was possible to make things
beautiful without resorting to unicode, they'd have done it. As it is, unicode
is only used in marginal cases.
I have no problem with unicode source, especially if it means dropping two characters
off of this operator. >>foo<<
looks like extreme emphasis (probably
intended) and put me in mind to see, say, an aol-esque !1!! postfix operator (I kid.)
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