introspection (and Perl 6)

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Mon Jan 21 22:36:39 GMT 2008

On 21 Jan 2008, at 22:40, Jonathan Rockway wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 21:04 +0000, Aaron Trevena wrote:
>> On 21/01/2008, Ovid <publiustemp-londonpm at> wrote:
>> actually shorthand for:
>>>   $class.HOW.can('foo');
>> Kinda neat. :)
>> I don't mind the hat as long as it's shorthand for golfers that I'll
>> never need to use or read in production code.
> Why is shorthand "only for golfers"?  Do you really think that
> Java-style verbosity makes for more readable code?  Both expressions
> mean the same thing, and are equally readable.
> Yes, you need to know Perl in order to read Perl.
> Am I really having this conversation on a mailing list?

Turn it around. Give me a recipe where these fairways and bunkers are  
in the real world.

Dave Hodgkinson
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