Matt Diephouse writes:
> Juerd <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Matt Diephouse skribis 2005-03-18 13:35 (-0500):
> > > Too bad sub names can't start with numbers:
> > > 0x $hex; # hex $hex
> > But they can, if you call them prefix operators instead of subs. See
> > also -e and alike operators, which start with a character that isn't
> > even \w.
> In that case, I propose, if more radical action is not taken, that
> C<0x> and C<0o> become the new C<hex> and C<oct> (and a C<0b> for
> binary as well).
Hmm. I like that idea. Quite a lot. Just like `if $x == 1 | 2`, this
is one of those things that a newbie to programming would ask "why can't
I do that?"