Thanks for the tip, Limbic~Region
. Just shows I need to do a little more RTFM (reading the flaming manual, as I like think of that acronym):). I appreciate the other comments as well. I agree that changing from the arrow to the dot is a relatively minor change in the realm of things that will be different in Perl 6 vs Perl 5. I came to Perl from the world of Visual Basic, where object methods and properties are invoked/referenced using the dot operator. As monarch
's comment implies, which operator you are most comfortable with likely will depend on the thought processes you have ingrained in your brain based on the sum of your coding experience. Fortunately, with Perl, TMTOWTDI...
P.S. I don't think one should underestimate the "stickiness" of certain conventions, even in the face of apparently superior technical advancements. I'd be willing to bet that a majority of monks type out their comments, code snippets, etc. on QWERTY keyboards where the layout is obviously optimized for use with mechanical typewriters. So why not switch to the dot prompt, which legions of programmers are already comfortable with?