On Thu, 2 Oct 2008, Moritz Lenz wrote:

It sounds like a perfect idea for a very general library or rather
library framework. Perl 6 has all the hooks to install stuff like this.

Agree 100%. But I thought it might be useful toget some feedback from others on this; I'd like to see the idea widely adopted :).

        Btw, it was quite a long time before I was able to find the operator
overloading documentation; "Subroutines" was not an intuitive place to look

When you know that operators are mostly[1] just weirdly named subs, it
is ;-)

Well, maybe :). But when you go to the Operators synopsis and search for "Overloading"... :).

:).  Is there any chance we could add something to S03 that says something
like "see S06 and S13 for operator overloading"?

That would be mainly Larry's decision.

        Ok.  Since I assume he reads this list, I'll leave it up to him.

Other ways to search in the Synopsis are
* check out a copy of the svn repo, and grep/ack in them
* ask in #perl6 where some particular item is documented

Part of my problem was that there was a reasonable amount of information in the "Operators" and "Overloading" synopses, and so I figured we were just supposed to mentally integrate all that :).

Sadly we have next to no user-level documentation at them moment. The
closest might be the open sourced version of "Perl 6 and Parrot
Essentials", but it's rather incomplete and some parts are quite out of

Well, I learned Perl5 (back in 96) by reading what's now the Reference section in order (well, at least perlsyn, perldata, perlop, perlsub, perlfunc, anyway, and then selected a few others that I liked).


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