RFC 84 by Damian Conway: => => =>

RFC 84 by Damian Conway: Replace => (stringifying comma) with => (pair constructor) Yet another nice goodie from Damian, truly what you might expect from the interlocutor and explicator! The fat comma operator, =>, was originally used to separate values – with a twist. It behave just like , operator did, but modified parsing toContinue reading “RFC 84 by Damian Conway: => => =>”

RFC 5, by Michael J. Mathews: Multiline comments

This is the first RFC proposed related to documentation. It asks for a common feature in most of the modern programming languages: multiline comments. The problem of not having multi-line comments is quite obvious: if you need to comment a large chunk of code, you need to manually insert a # symbol at the beginningContinue reading “RFC 5, by Michael J. Mathews: Multiline comments”

RFC 225: Superpositions (aka Junctions)

Damian Conway is one of those names in the Perl and Raku world that almost doesn’t need explaining. He is one of the most prolific contributors to CPAN and was foundational in the design of Raku (then Perl 6). One of his more interesting proposals came in RFC225 on Superpositions, which suggested making his PerlContinue reading “RFC 225: Superpositions (aka Junctions)”