On Jun 17, 2005, at 10:42 PM, John Siracusa wrote:
But the truth is that /
really does look file-path-y to me, and just plain old ugly. I think at least two other people had similar reactions (Martin Kuehl and Carl Franks).

David Storrs, reporting to show solidarity, sir(acusa)!

Maybe .:: has even more detractors, I dunno. All I know is that I dislike ./ and I'm trying to come up with an alternative. What say you all? Too
many dots in .::?  Surely ./ isn't as good as it gets...

I'm not fond of .:: because I don't think it's sufficiently visually distinct from .:.

I don't have a better suggestion...but that's mostly because I dislike this entire concept of secondary sigils. I already get to have the "Perl is line noise!" conversation _way_ too often...I don't feel that we need to give the trolls more ammunition. For that matter, I'm a Perl zealot and /I/ think they're ugly and obfuscatory.

For what it's all worth, I suppose.


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