On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:22:17PM -0800, Darren Duncan wrote:
> pugs-comm...@feather.perl6.nl wrote:
>> @@ -1020,22 +1018,17 @@
>>   C<< prefix:<int> >>
>>  -Coerces to type C<Int>.  Floor semantics are used for fractional
>> -values, including strings that appear to express fractional values.
>> -That is, C<int($x)> must have the same result as C<int(+$x)> in all
>> -cases.  All implicit conversions to integer use the same semantics.
>> +Deprecated, use the C<Int()> coercion or the C<floor> function.
> Why would the Perl 6 spec contain anything deprecated rather than simply 
> not having it at all?

Only because it was already implemented in earlier versions of Perl 6,
and someone might look it up here.

> Or do you mean "deprecated" as in the parser will explicitly recognize it 
> and die with a helpful error message, such as it does for Perl 5's "=~" 
> to catch brainos?

Nope, that'll tend to either work anyway with int() or fail with two terms
in a row for int $x.  It might be worth a special message I suppose.

> If you mean the latter, is there some central place (say in Synopsis 2) 
> that talks about this, such as in a "terminology" section?  "When the 
> Perl 6 spec uses the word ... it means ..."

You must think I'm writing a *real* spec.  :)


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