There's a little problem with it. You see, right now this works:

exit "1"

So we simply cannot force it to do something else with Strs because that can
break existing (perfectly valid) code. We can go through a long deprecation
cycle but it's not worth it (IMO).

But it may be possible to catch X::Str::Numeric exception and print better
message for this situation… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

On 2017-08-10 02:09:30, wrote:
> In Python one can pass a string to the exit() function that will be
> displayed and the program exited.
> In Perl 6 I get:
> $ perl6
> To exit type 'exit' or '^D'
> > exit("hello")
> Cannot convert string to number: base-10 number must begin with valid
> digits or '.' in '⏏hello' (indicated by ⏏)
> in block <unit> at <unknown file> line 1
> Would it be possible to special case when someone passes a string to
> exit and give a better error message telling how to write that?
> Better yet, could exit accept a string?

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