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July 5, 2021 14:35
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Re: Two further features, one definitely needed for survival, otherlikely needed.
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* John Ankarstrm <john@ankarstrom.se> [2021-07-05 13:26:20 +0200]:

> Den 2021-07-05 kl. 03:53 skrev Christian Walde:
> > I think it's a good idea to respect this:
> > 
> > On Mon, 24 May 2021 09:54:01 +0200, Nicholas Clark <nick@ccl4.org> wrote:
> > 
> >> Thanks for thinking this through, and writing a clear explanation.
> >>
> >> So, "removing sigils" has been discussed and is not feasible
> >>
> >> It is not happening. No more mails about it.
> >>
> >> Nicholas Clark
> 
> Thanks Christian, I missed that message.
> 

I can see "sigil-less Perl" be a subset sort of thing, like "standard
perl". I can't claim this to be true, but something is nagging at
me that removing sigils was indeed part of this effort. In any
case, like all efforts to do something really crazy, there's always
been a concession that said radical thing only was available for
a subset of Perl.

In addition the the sigil thing being wholly unpopular amongst most
Perl/perl people, many "perlish" things require the disambiguation
and context that the sigils offer,

Cheers,
Brett

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