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Larry Wall
March 15, 2005 08:41
Re: s/true/better name/
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On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:13:52PM +0200, Yuval Kogman wrote:
: On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:51:57 +0100, Juerd wrote:
: > Autrijus suggested "indeed" or "id", of which I like "indeed" better,
: > because I'd like to continue using "id" with databases.
: whether?

That's an interesting possibility, though I think about half the people
would misspell it.  Maybe that's a feature.  It works well for:

    $yesno = whether any(@foo) == @any(@bar);

I don't mind it being long.

I should point out I'm rethinking the idea of whether or not whether and
not should be list operators.  "not @foo" would have unexpected consequences
if it forces list context, so I think we better let people hyper those
manually if needed.  I think we can leave "not" at the precedence of
list operators without actually making it one, but maybe we should make
a separate precedence level for it to keep list op precedence "pure".


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