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Diab Jerius
December 14, 2017 14:39
Re: Revisiting smart match
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On Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:27:06 +0000, Zefram wrote:

> Dan Book wrote:
>>Just a note, not sure if it would be a problem here, but 'with' is heavily
>>used as a function for composing roles in Moo(se) and Role::Tiny.
> Damn.  Technically there are means to unambiguously refer to a function
> with the same name as a keyword, but they're cumbersome.  And we wouldn't
> be bothered about a clash with a random CPAN module, but these MOP things
> are sufficiently widely used that it's worth avoiding the clash.
> Other prepositions that might serve: "about", "apropos", "per", "via".
> The geographical connotation of "about" might go well with "where".
> -zefram

Sorry for the late comment:

where is used extensively in PDL. Turning it into a reserved word
would break lots of code.


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