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  • Last I saw him, Tom was waxing nostalgic about his days in musical theatre.

  • Did you mean C<??>? I always agreed with his analysis on that issue, but it's been awhile since I read it.

    I had a title for this message called "// ??" but slash doesn't like it. :)

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Brent Dax submitted a patch [] to p5p to implement a Perl6-style // operator. It wasn't applied due to the code freeze, but I think Hugo is considerating it for 5.9.
  • To be fair, when // and //= were last proposed, they were in the form of ||| and |||=. Tom rejected them out-of-hand because they were unperlish, and Larry rejected them because they were too difficult to read and mistype.

    Now that Larry's re-blessed the idea as //, things are different, and that's mostly because of a simple respelling of ||| to make it more perlish.

    But Tom did drive a lot of people away from working on Pod for a long time. Unfortunately. He did have a point, and that point seems to h