Larry Wall writes:
> Maybe we should just make statement modifiers uppercase and burn out
> everyone's eye sockets. :)
I like statement modifiers, and I want them to continue to exist in Perl 6.
But it seems to me that a lot of the most awkward decisions about Perl 6
syntax are awkward precisely because
if EXPR BLOCK
are so similar.
Bearing that in mind, would the eye-socket-burning
really be so bad?
Alternatively, perhaps it's possible to find some other morphological or
syntactic device to distinguish statement_modifier:<if> from
statement_control:<if>, for both humans and the compiler. One option might
be to require an extra token (a postfix complementizer?) before a statement
modifier. Maybe something like this:
--- if $something;