Moritz Lenz moritz-at-casella.verplant.org |Perl 6| wrote:
S12 says (in the context of classes):
my method think (Brain $self: $thought)
(Such methods are completely invisible to ordinary method calls, and are
in fact called with a different syntax that uses ! in place of the .
character. See below.)
And later on, in the context of roles:
my method !foo ...
my method foo ... # same, but &foo is aliased to &!foo
Am I right in assuming that the second example is valid only for roles?
I find this different syntax for classes and roles quite confusing. Is
it intended that way? I'd welcome a uniform syntax.
I've asked about "my method foo" too, but had no response. I would not
think anything is unique to roles, rather, stuff defined in a role is
remembered partly-digested and spilled into a class later. You might
want to look at what I've got thus far in my specdoc at
<http://www.dlugosz.com/Perl6/>. I plan on updating that section soon,
but you get the idea of the formalism I'm bringing to it.