On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 11:34:10AM -0700, Larry Wall wrote:
> On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 10:33:33AM -0500, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> : After thinking on this a bit, I'm hoping we don't do this -- at least not
> : initially.  I'm not sure there's a lot of advantage of  C< $1.1 > over 
> : C< $1[0] >, and one starts to wonder about things like $1.$j.2 and
> : $1[$j].2 and the like.  
> Or maybe it should generalize the other direction.  We just got through
> the great bracket shift to make $x<a> mean $x{'a'} so that we can recognize
> constant hash subscripts easily.  Maybe $x.1 is just the numeric analog
> of that.  And $x.$j.2 could just fall out of that, where the indirect
> method dispatcher knows to turn a numeric method name into a subscript.

Hmmm, then would $x.$j.2 then be equivalent to $x[$j-1][1] ?  


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