On 2005-05-02 15:52, "Juerd" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Gaal Yahas skribis 2005-05-02 22:25 (+0300):
>> > open 'ls', '|-'; # or even
>> > open 'ls', :pipe => 'from'
> I dislike the hard-to-tell-apart symbols '<' and '>' for modes. 'r' and
> 'w' are much easier, and get rid of the awful left/right "mnemonic" that
> fails to make sense to GUI users.
Holy matter of opinion, Batman. Œ<Œ and Œ>¹ are much easier to tell apart
than Œr¹ and Œw¹;
Œr¹ and Œw¹ make me stop and think about how you spell Œread¹ and Œwrite¹,
whereas Œ<Œ and Œ>¹ make instant visual sense, which should be appreciated
by GUI users of all people.
Left-to-right is hardly a mnemonic; you¹re writing in a language which
parses left to right, because it was created by English-speakers, and
English is written left to right. Since you pretty much have to learn
English to learn Perl, I don¹t think this is too much of a hardship, even if
it¹s counterintuitive to native speakers of Semitic languages.
And since when is Perl targeting GUI users? It¹s a PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE.
Even the original Mac developers used a command-line interface when writing