On May 1, 2008, at 1:30 , Jon Lang wrote:
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 9:58 PM, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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,
*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.
brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university KF8NH