On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 01:15:58PM +0100, Smylers wrote:

> Jonathan Lang writes:
> > Larry Wall wrote:
> > 
> > > I don't see much downside to \. as a long dot.

> Folks want to be able to line stuff up, and to split statements over
> multiple lines.  This is now possible.

You know, I'm still wondering who these folks are.  Seriously.

Maybe you all write your code differently to me, but looking through a
load of my OO code I had trouble finding three method calls in a row to
any methods on any objects, let alone six calls to the same method name
on different objects.

If I saw code like

     $foo\ .foo();
     $fa\  .foo();
     $etc\ .foo();

I'd probably take that as a pretty strong clue that I should really have

    $_.foo for @things_to_foo;

or something.

I like lining up my code as much as the next programmer, and probably a
lot more, but I just don't see the need for this syntax which seems
ugly, confusing and unnecessary.

But then again, as I said, I really don't see the problem that is being

Paul Johnson - [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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