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David Golden
July 3, 2013 17:20
Re: postfix dereference syntax
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On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Kent Fredric <> wrote:
> If they eventually arrived together as one feature ( which I see it
> possible of doing ), you could control their scope with a lexical
> pragma, a lexical pragma that disabled multidimensional arrays at the
> same time.

There's a big difference between 'turn on this feature' and 'turn off
this mis-feature' type lexical pragmas and 'swap this syntax for that
syntax' pragmas.

Much like "use dots", the lexical change you describe would offer yet
another dialect of Perl 5, and I think that's a bigger Perl 5 language
design decision that needs to be made independent of any particular


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