Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
Smylers wrote in perl.perl6.language :
Hmmm, a pragma's a bit heavyweight for this; how about being able to set
this with a special global variable -- that sure sounds handy ...

Actually, in perl 5, $[ *is* a pragma... :)

A feature I have never felt the need to use but useful in any case. I
suspect there is a way in Perl 6 to specify Parrot grammar directives
that could adjust this behaviour? Maybe even allow you to use named
numbers as well as digits, i.e. @a[zero], @b[twelve]... :)

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