Piers Cawley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Buddha Buck <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Bart Lateur <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > On Wed, 25 Apr 2001 15:52:47 -0600 (MDT), Dan Brian wrote:
> > > So why not
> > >
> > > $object!method("foo", "bar");
> > In my opinion, because it doesn't provide sufficient visual
> > distinction between $object and method(). At a glance, especially on
> > a crowded page, it's similar in appearance to $objectImethod, for
> > instance. $object.method() has a visual separator (although I'd
> > prefer $object->method()).
> > How about borrowing from Objective C?
> > [$object method("foo", "bar")];
> How do you create an anonymous list now then? Not that I object to
> borrowing from Objective C you realise.
I thought ($one, $two, $three) was an anonymous list.
Seriously, I hadn't considered that their may be a problem with the
syntax I gave.
How would you, under Perl5, interpret the expression I used. To me,
it looks like a syntax error. '$object method("foo","bar")' isn't a
valid method call, so it can't be a ref to an anonymous list of one
Other than severe dependence on the comma, is there any reason why we
couldn't have the following?
$foo = [$one ]; # array ref
$baz = [$obj,funcall() ]; # array ref
$quux = [$one,$two,$three]; # array ref
$bar = [$obj method() ]; # method call
$bat = [$one $two $three]; # syntax error
> Piers Cawley