On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 21:31:03 -0400, Larry Wall <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

given open 'mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]' { ^say(...); ^close or fail; }

That almost makes sense, given that $^a is like $_. It also points vaguely
upward toward some antecedent. I could maybe get used to that, if I
tried real hard for a long time. Almost makes we wish we could rename
$_ to $^ though. Hmm...

I think ^ makes the most sense. I like how it points up. Like it's saying "HEY! THE TOPIC IS UP THERE!"

Though, it IS still a bit odd. It seems more like a modifier on the function, than a reference to the topic.

What about . for each level up you want to go?

instead of 1.say, 2.say, 3.say
you use .say, ..say, ...say

(Ok, I'm just kidding.. really!)

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