On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 09:21:41AM -0700, Larry Wall wrote: > Plus you really don't want to clutter the Str type with every little > thing you might want to do with a string. "foo".open() will probably > work, but only because it doesn't find a Str.open and fails over to > MMD dispatch, which ends up finding a filehandle constructor.
"foo".open is just weird. Here I would definitely want at least a warning, if just for my sanity. > words(@array) On the other hand, @array.words seems just as natural as $string.words to me. I'm not sure how to reconcile this. Does [EMAIL PROTECTED] DWIM, by the way? I'm not sure about the precedence. > Maybe there's a pragma that lets you control how much coercion > happens. use coercion :oppressively; # They're adverbs, after all! > Larry -- wolverian
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