I finally found the Perl 6 version of Perl 5's $0 listed in:


as '$*EXECUTABLE_NAME', and I expected it to act the same as $0 in
Perl 6, but I have two problems with it:

1.  When used it yields 'perl6' regardless of the script's name (a bug?).

$ cat t.pl
#!/usr/bin/env perl6
$ chmod +x t.pl
$ ./t.pl

2.  It seems very ungainly to go from two characters to 17.  Couldn't
it be shortened a bit, say,

  '$*0' or '$*EXE_NAME' or '$*PROG' or something else?

Am I doing something wrong or do I have the wrong expectations?

$  perl6 --version
This is perl6 version 2015.03-48-g9746e88 built on MoarVM version 2015.03

Best regards,


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