> On 8 Aug., 19:34, Ron wrote: > > Author: larry > > Date: Fri Aug 8 10:34:49 2008 > > New Revision: 14574 > > > > Modified: > > doc/trunk/design/syn/S02.pod > > > > Log: > > allow isolated ' and - in identifiers (only if followed by alpha) > > While I understand why - in identifiers is The Right Thing (tm), I > fail to come up with better examples for the use of ' in identifiers > as $larry's-change. > Is that the intended use of ' in identifiers.
Some other fairly-commonly-occurring possibilities are: $Tohono-O'odham # Native American Indian words. $don't-reset # Contractions. @int'l-shipping-options # Abbreviations ("international"). ....$Tim-O'Reilly # :-) Some other common uses of isolated 's (notably including other languages) may be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraction_(grammar) Best regards, Conrad Schneiker www.AthenaLab.com Official Perl 6 Wiki http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl6 Official Parrot Wiki http://www.perlfoundation.org/parrot