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I've tried Perl6::Say, but found it wanting.

The list of caveats regarding the type of filehandles it will work with is annoying. I tend to store file handles in hash elements quite frequently, and use indirect object notation print { $fhs{INPUT} } $stuff;, and that doesn't work with P6::Say.

I'm not ready to give up the simplicity of that notation and move to $fhs{INPUT}->say ... . If filehandles were truely OO constructs, complete with independant settings for $/, $\, $=, $., $^ etc. etc., then it would be a different matter...but they aren't.

If say were implemented within the language, it would be barely any code at all. Just a stub sub, pp_say, that localised $\ and set it to "\n", and then calls pp_print() would probably be all was required, but it would 'Just work'.

I think it would be a very useful addition to Perl5--but then I'm biased against having to add zillions of ."\n"s :)

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In reply to Re^3: (Sort of) poll: what Perl6 features do you consider {likely,desirable} to leak into P5? by BrowserUk
in thread (Sort of) poll: what Perl6 features do you consider {likely,desirable} to leak into P5? by blazar

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