On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 03:49:36PM -0800, Darren Duncan wrote:
: At 3:28 PM -0800 2/7/06, Larry Wall wrote:
: >say $::<You can already do that!>;
: >Larry
: My mistake.  When I read Synopsis 2 I had interpreted the text more 
: narrowly than what I was looking for.  So for now I retract my 
: request.

Well, it's not like any of the Synopses are the height of clarity.
But that's okay--we're applying XP to the design process in the hopes
that just roughing it in and patching things up as we go along is
faster than trying to specify it all in advance.  We're not trying
to design another Ada here...

But yes, there is a mechanism specified for doing hash lookups on
particular symbol tables, and the intent whenever hash subscripting
pops up is that it be orthogonal to whether you use .{'x y'} or .<x y>.


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