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Re: Re: Perl 6 language -- change in hyperoperator syntax

by boo_radley (Parson)
on Dec 31, 2003 at 22:39 UTC ( [id://318035]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl 6 language -- change in hyperoperator syntax
in thread Perl 6 language -- change in hyperoperator syntax

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 desperation 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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