On Fri, Sep 15, 2006 at 11:28:18PM +0200, Juerd wrote: > Larry Wall skribis 2006-09-15 14:03 (-0700): > > To which I already responded with 5: To write any prefix op as > > postfix, you should put it in quotes, which gives us .'-e' and .'@' > > and the like. (And also giving us a general way of isolating the > > method name from the .* variants, not to mention generating method > > names by interpolation without needing a temp variable.) > > First impressions: > > Ugly, hard to type, not a solution for -e, weird syntax.
How is it not a solution for -e ? I thought it a perfectly good response to the problem. And, in fact, it solves a more general problem than just the -X ops. Also, presumably -e is shorthand for File.exists or some such, so that avenue still remains for the postfixification of the -X ops. TMTOWTDI after all :) Or maybe -e and friends are just macros and there are no postfix forms. -Scott -- Jonathan Scott Duff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>