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stealing something from plan9 os

David L. Nicol
August 1, 2001 19:13
stealing something from plan9 os
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I hope this isn't too stale to talk about.

Please restrain from telling me that the discussion is over
and the "." decision is made ond over, for the moment.

James Mastros wrote: (on June 21)
> I still fail to see why "." is such an advantage over ->.
> The only real benifit I see is typing ease, and -> isn't that
> hard to type.  That's what editor macros are for.

What about replacing "->" with "/" ?  

1:  I can't think of a situation where you would want to either
mathematically divide a reference to a container or get into
specific elements of a number.

2:  It would make descent into containers look like descent into
unix file systems, which is sure to please users of plan9 OS.

(Has Perl stolen anything from plan9 OS yet? Here's our chance.)

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