On 20 Sep 2006, at 18:41, Doug McNutt wrote:
I never thought about the potential for serious ambiguity in
interpretation. The UNIX grep tool is really dissimilar considering
that it uses a different regular expression syntax.
(perl grep doesn't have to be used with an RE of course)
I guess there's a fine line between renaming things in Perl 6 because
it's possible and because it's desirable. Once you're off the leash
of the old language there's a perceived obligation to give everything
the name that best represents its purpose - but things inhabit the
names they're given. "The Beatles" probably sounded like a really
dumb name for a band once.
Is there a serious objection to letting it be? 'select' has POSIX and
SQL meaning, 'where' has a SQL meaning, 'grep' has a Unix command
connotation - but 'grep' has the benefit that it also has an existing
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net