jjenning / stetson.edu (jared l. jennings) writes:

> On Fri, Jul 27, 2001 at 01:36:15AM +0900, Michael Witrant wrote:
> > You might need another operator (or method) to concat strings. Then you
> > could have '+' to only add elements in the numeric way. But that's
> > incompatible with other ruby scripts.
> 
> Yes, that's how Perl does it: + is addition, . is string
> concatenation. You can't have objects without using references (am i
> right here?) so if you're using objects, you always use -> instead of . -
> that's how objects & concatenation don't conflict in Perl.

Yeah, but that's changing in Perl 6. -> is disappearing, . becomes the
method selector, ~ becomes string concatenation, and all sorts of
other weirdness possibly ensues.

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Piers Cawley
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