On Sat, May 14, 2005 at 04:33:44AM +0000, Luke Palmer wrote:
: On 5/14/05, Luke Palmer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
: > On 5/14/05, Larry Wall <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
: > > At the moment $?SELF is the only canonical form, though the invocant
: > > is also in $_ at least until it's rebound.  Any other forms will
: > > probably involve a pragma or macro, since there is no consensus on
: > > a shortcut.
: > 
: > Er, isn't that a mistake that we don't want to make again?  Admittedly
: > it's a fairly small one compared to the other OO mistakes in Perl 5,
: > but it's in the same class.  This is one of those TMTOWDTI, TNOWTDI[1]
: > situations.  Now, I don't really care if we make the obvious way
: > o.foo, ^foo, \foo/, or whatever, but I think it's important that we
: > pick one.  If there's no short way to write it, people will start
: > making them, and every time you pick up a new piece of code, you have
: > to relearn how to say "I".
: [1] There's no obvious...

The obvious way to do it is to declare the invocant.


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