On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 06:35:36PM +0200, Juerd wrote:
: Larry Wall skribis 2005-05-11  8:30 (-0700):
: > It's already the case that p5-to-p6 is going to have a *wonderful*
: > time translating $7 to $1[2][0]...
: If I remember correctly, ** recursively flattens, and so (**$/)[7-1]
: should work. 

It doesn't.  It just does one level of flattening, but it does it *now*.

: And otherwise a simple method can probably do the trick. I suggest
: $/.platalseendubbeltje.[7-1], but probably only Dutch people can
: appreciate that.

That works with some translated constructs but not others.
I'm wondering if it's just a cardinal/ordinal thing, and we can just
translate $7 to $<7th>.  Then we don't have to guess where to insert
a .flat or :flat.


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