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Trey Harris
January 29, 2020 03:20
Re: stolen uint's
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On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 22:03 ToddAndMargo via perl6-users <> wrote:

> Hi Trey,
> Any chance of you sneaking in on the doc pages
> for ^name and range to explain the things you
> explained to me?

For `.^name`—I suppose, though I’m not sure what would be appropriate
there—anything beyond that native-typed variables will show the autoboxed
type? I don’t think a description of autoboxing itself is relevant there. I
just noticed the “Auto-boxing” section of is unindexed, though, so that
should probably be fixed (and it should be aliased so typing either
autoboxing or auto-boxing into the search box both turn it up).

For range (lower-cased), absolutely not. If my proposal for adding
front-matter to routine pages is eventually adopted, that would be
reasonable. But right now, when routine pages are entirely auto-generated
from snippets elsewhere, that would mean adding information to — and the behavior
that tripped you up has nothing even tangentially to do with the
`X::OutOfRange` exception.

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