-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 7/31/10 12:56 , David Green wrote: > a boolean IS useful. The fact that this question keeps coming up, > even on the p6l list, seems to demonstrate that the "helpful" way > isn't completely natural or obvious (at least, not to everyone).
Thank you; *that* is the real point I was trying to make. That, and that special-casing one particular type is *not* actually helpful; it means I must remember a special case, when one of the goals of Perl 6 was supposedly to eliminate all the special cases in Perl 5, "helpful" or no. (Maybe make it more concrete? There's another discussion going on about how "a" .. "b" should behave. Arguably it is an argument about helpfulness versus purity... and the decision is clearly in the direction of purity. Why, then, is *this* in the direction of helpfulness at the expense of purity? It's just another arbitrary decision I have to remember instead of a general rule.) - -- brandon s. allbery [linux,solaris,freebsd,perl] allb...@kf8nh.com system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allb...@ece.cmu.edu electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university KF8NH -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.10 (Darwin) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAkxUX4UACgkQIn7hlCsL25X1DACeIQryF49L/90FRDuYUQraRlW/ 7UEAniG4lw5FhhnfNIDKqg+QZTolzFlc =DDaL -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----