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From:
Larry Wall
Date:
January 21, 2004 11:25
Subject:
Re: Semantics of vector operations
Message ID:
20040121192451.GA2977@wall.org
On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 11:06:13PM -0500, Austin Hastings wrote:
: If only from a syntax-highlighting point of view, this is a horrible
: proposal. Make it die.

This would be relatively straightforward for syntax highlighters,
I think.  But Perl 6 will throw other curves at highlighters that
will be much more difficult to solve, such as the fact that any
C<use> potentially changes the subsequent syntax.  Even an operator
declaration changes the subsequent syntax.  Making things easy for
syntax highlighters is not a primary design goal for Perl 6--in this
Perl will remain the AntiLisp.

If the proposal dies, it'll be on semantic and/or psychological grounds.
(Not counting the psychological grounds of it being hard to get used to. :-)

Larry

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