Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #6macros, 2016-07-16

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04:43 masak today's "devil's advocate" idea: comma in term position is actually free, so we could still use it for unquoting
04:44 masak or ,() or some such
04:44 masak but it's missing the cute symmetry with ` and `() that Lisp quasiquoting has
04:45 masak and (as I type this I realize) that the main reason Lisp gets away with a one-sided quasiquotation marker and a one-sided unquote marker is that it puts parentheses around all its expressions by default
04:46 masak Perl 6 and 007 don't, and so don't get away with the same
04:46 masak maybe that's patently obvious, but it hadn't really occurred to me before
04:47 masak in other happy news: I'm about halfway through "Let Over Lambda" -- currently reading about anaphoric macros
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14:30 Ven well, ,() might technically be free, but it's only interesting for unquoting in term position
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