Darren Duncan wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm wondering how to write anonymous value literals of some Perl 6 basic 
> types, 
> and I didn't see mention of this in synopsis 2.
> Now, with some basic types, I know how to do it, examples:
>    Bool     # Bool::True
>    Int      # 42 or 0x17 or :12<AB9>
>    Rat|Num  # 18.2 or :8<53.07> or 4/3

     Num      1/2
     Rat      1 div 2

>    Seq      # (5,6,7)

I'm not sure if that's a Seq or a List.

>    Array    # [8,9,10]
>    Hash     # { :a<b>, :c<d> } or { a => 'b', c => 'd' }
> Correct me if I'm wrong with the above.
> But some significant ones I don't know and really want to know:
>    Bit
>    Blob
>    Set
>    Bag
>    Mapping

I guess that Mapping is analog to the List/Seq case:
    :a(2), :a<b>;

> How does one write anonymous value literals of those types?  And I mean 
> directly, not by writing a literal of some other type and using a conversion 
> function to derive the above?


> The above is my main question, but also I wonder about how to make an 
> anonymous 
> literal of a KeyHash|KeySet|KeyBag. 

I think that's (from a language user's point) the "wrong" question.
These types are not designed to be very much visible for the user, but
more like helpers. (Please correct me if I'm wrong here).

> And also how does one specify a Rat vs a 
> Num or what does "18.2" or "4/3" actually get you?  

I think that S03 elaborates on that. See also my example above.


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