On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 2:06 AM, Chas. Owens On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at All of your examples are in fact terms. A term is a thing that is

> considered one unit. So, numbers, strings, and variables are all > obviously terms. A function or method call that includes parentheses > is also a term. But parentheses can create terms out of expressions, > so, for instance, (5 + 4) is a term (that happens to contain a term, > an operator, and a another term). In the [order of operations][1] you > will find that terms have the highest precedence, this is why (5+5)*2 > is 20, not 15. > You know what I just realized? When you say "two terms in a row" you don't mean "two terms in the same line" but rather, "two terms, one right after the other". Sounds obvious in hindsight - a line is not a row - but it caught me off guard, and that's why I got confused. I was thinking "of course you can have two terms in the same line". So TTIR just means that any two terms must be separated by something, like an operator (2+5). Which basically is common sense and I'm actually surprised to hear that in Perl 5 you could have two terms one after the other with nothing in between. Yes, Multi() means it is a multimethod. Multimethods [are routines > that can have multiple variants that share the same name, selected by > arity, types, or some other constraints.][3] > Thanks. Daniel. -- No trees were destroyed in the generation of this email, but a large number of electrons were severely inconvenienced.