[EMAIL PROTECTED] skribis 2006-10-09  0:22 (-0700):
> P5's s[pat][repl] syntax is dead, now use s[pat] = "repl"

Why keep the s?

substr works perfectly as both rvalue and lvalue, and I think m[], also
known as //, can do the same. No need to do things based on delimiter
(bracket versus non-bracket), then.

> +     s[pattern] = doit()

    m[pattern] = doit();
    /pattern/ = doit();

> +     $str.subst(/pat/, "replacement");
> +     $str.subst(/pat/, {"replacement"});
> +     $str.=subst(/pat/, "replacement");
> +     $str.=subst(/pat/, {"replacement"});

Hmmm... I have no answer for the non-mutating version, but:

    $str.match(/pat/) = "replacement";
    $str.m(/pat) = "replacement";

> +This is not a normal assigment, since the right side is evaluated each
> +time the substitution matches 

Can't this be generalized somehow? Return an lvalue proxy, like substr
does, and make thunking the default for certain LHS types. 

I don't like special syntax that looks like normal syntax.
korajn salutojn,

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