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 $1...
: If I remember correctly, ** recursively flattens, and so (**$/)[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.