Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery-at-ece.cmu.edu |Perl 6| wrote:
Thank you so much for the reply. I was beginning to wonder if Perl 6
interest is dead, or if there is another secret lair for current
enthusiasts that I'm unaware of.
$stream.print (Buf $record);
> $stream.print($record.pack) # I would think?
A .pack member function on a Compact struct is indeed my first gut
feeling, but at the end of the section he states specifically that
packing is triggered by coercing to a Buf type.
Since nothing is sacred, I would propose that .pack is more sensible as
the basic mechanism, to be used when doing this explicitly. And a
conversion operation to Buf can be provided that simply calls .pack().