Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #testml, 2010-08-03

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Time Nick Message
00:30 ingy patch++
02:17 * patch is reviewing the spec
02:24 patch again, i really like that empty parens are now optional
02:25 patch the text is much clearer
02:26 patch nice use of smartmatch ~~ for HAS :)
02:39 patch some of the primitives have different names than thier posix character class equivs, which might lead to confusion
02:41 patch pegex) SPACE: \ \t
02:42 patch posix) blank: \ \t
02:43 patch posix) space: \ \t\r\n\v\f
02:45 patch lower, upper, digit, & word are all defined the same in posix and pegex
02:47 patch http://www.regular-expressi‚Äčons.info/posixbrackets.html
02:59 patch ingy: what's the reason for the star sigil?
03:00 patch to more easily differentiate between functions?
03:01 ingy hi
03:02 patch hi
03:02 ingy thanks for finding a source for prim names
03:02 ingy I really would rather use something existing
03:04 ingy I'll change space/blank per that
03:05 ingy too bad there isn't separate names for all the punct
03:05 ingy I'll take alnum too
03:08 patch i can think of two standards to borrow individual punc char names: html entities (short) and unicode (long)
03:08 ingy html entities I tried
03:08 ingy not enough coverage
03:09 ingy plus they kinda suck
03:09 patch they do
03:09 ingy where is the unicode list?
03:09 patch gt and lt doesn't make sense in this usage
03:10 ingy I really hate quot and apos
03:12 patch http://unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/NamesList.txt
03:12 patch they're all too wordy
03:12 patch LEFT SQUARE BRACKET
03:13 ingy yeah
03:13 ingy I was looking
03:13 ingy I think it's easy to DIY
03:15 patch btw, have you heard of CoffeeScript?
03:16 patch http://jashkenas.github.com/coffee-script/
03:16 patch it has a pretty cool syntax
03:17 patch seems like a nice mix of js/py/ruby/perl syntax that fits together in a minimal but modern style
03:18 patch just pointing out since you like languages :)
03:18 ingy yeah!
03:18 ingy I mean, yeah I like em
03:18 ingy never heard of it
03:20 ingy I'll C'Dent it sometime
03:33 patch World.cd.coffee: http://gist.github.com/505784
03:38 ingy patch++
03:39 ingy so c'dent can do coffee in reverse
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09:55 ingy released TestML-0.04 to CPAN
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