Why tuples use parentheses ()'s instead of something else like <>'s?

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Wed Dec 29 22:03:59 CET 2004


On 2004-12-29, Reinhold Birkenfeld <reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net> wrote:

>>> Perl6 experiments with the use of guillemots as part of the syntax.
>> 
>> As if Perl didn't look like bird-tracks already...
>> 
>> http://www.seabird.org/education/animals/guillemot.html
>> http://www.birdguides.com/html/vidlib/species/Uria_aalge.htm
>
> Well,
>
>   (1,1,2,3,5) »+« (1,2,3,5,8);  # results in (2,3,5,8,13)

I was pretty sure that « and » were guillmots, but google sure
preferred the sea bird when I asked it.

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