introspection (and Perl 6)
aaron.trevena at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 09:27:08 GMT 2008
On 21/01/2008, Dave Hodgkinson <davehodg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 yahoo.com> 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 pm.org mailing list?
> Turn it around. Give me a recipe where these fairways and bunkers are
> useful in the real world.
Yes - exactly. This particular shorthand doesn't seem to be at all
useful outside of golfing, obfu and perl syntax quizes in job
Is it really worth replacing a 3 letter self-explainatory method name
with a hat symbol - particularly given in most code scenario's thats a
saving of 2 characters out at least 20.
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