Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Matt Johnson mwj at
Fri Jan 25 13:08:54 GMT 2008

On Fri, 25 Jan 2008, Dave Cross wrote:

> Quoting Matt Johnson <mwj at>:
> Have you ever run a beginners' Perl training course?

As it happens, yes!

> The current sigil
> behaviour is pretty much guaranteed to be one of the things that makes most 
> beginners go "huh?" It just doesn't seem to correspond with how most people 
> expect a language to act.

Maybe, but once you explain to them that the sigil relates to the type 
you want to be returned, the ones I've taught have certainly "got it" in 
short order.

Matt Johnson <mwj at>               (020) 7594 8440 / x48440
Systems Manager, Computing Support Group
Department of Computing, Imperial College London       Office: Hux 225

More information about the mailing list