On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 04:46:48PM -0700, Larry Wall wrote:
> And I'm tired of hearing the argument that Perl programmers can't get
> used to a different operator for concatenation.  I know better--after
> all, Perl is probably what got them used to . in the first place.  If
> you can teach dogs to salivate at a bell, you can probably teach them
> to salivate at a dog biscuit.  :-)

I think many of us are resigned to losing . for concatination; I know
I can live with that.  I just don't want to have this result in ~, ^,
or any other C-style punctuation operator getting renamed.  I like the
fact that Perl follows the same operator conventions as C, C++, Java
and others in this area; breaking with tradition here for the sake of
aligning . feels inelegant.

Renaming . to cc wouldn't bother me half so much.

                        - Damien

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