mark.a.big...@comcast.net wrote: > -------------- Original message ---------------------- > From: Larry Wall <la...@wall.org> >> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 02:24:54PM +0100, TSa wrote: >> > My idea is to let a pair numify to whatever the value numifies to. >> > Same thing with stringification. In general I think that a pair should >> > hide its key as far as possible if used as non-pair. >> >> This makes sense to me, but I'd like to see any use cases to the >> contrary, if anyone can think of one. > > The only use case I can think of is sorting a list of pairs; > should it default to sort by key or value?
Since sort uses infix:<cmp> as default comparison, and that has a special rule for Pairs (compare on key first, if they are equal, compare on the value) it doesn't really matter in this case what the string value is.