On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 11:52:38PM +0200, James Mastros wrote:
: Larry Wall wrote:
: > : If yes, then (1)[0] means the same as 1.[0] and 1.[0][0][0].  If no,
: > : (1)[0] is a runtime error just like 1.[0] -- i.e. unable to find the
: > : matching .[] multisub under Int or its superclasses.
: > 
: > Maybe we should just let someone poke a Subscriptable role into some
: > class or other to determine the behavior if they care.
: Why is this a role, rather then just implementing postcircumfix:[
: ](Whatever $self: Int $index) ?  (I'd hope the error message is a bit
: more newbie-friendly, but that's the only special-casing I see it
: needing...)

Different abstraction level.  Maybe defining the postcircumfix is
exactly what the role does.

Larry

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