On May 1, 2008, at 1:30 , Jon Lang wrote:

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 9:58 PM, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH

 On May 1, 2008, at 0:53 , chromatic wrote:

correctness sense.  Sadly, both trees and dogs bark.)

 Hm, no.  One's a noun, the other's a verb.  Given the linguistic
orientation of Perl6, it seems a bit strange that the syntax for both is the same: while accessors and mutators are *implemented* as verbs, they should
*look* like nouns.

In defense of chromatic's point, both people and syrup run.

But there *is* some commonality there, to the extent that both are motion. This is the kind of thing that spawned this discussion, in fact: if what matters is motion, there is no reason *not* to substitute one for the other.

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