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> ...the several big or small mistakes I am about to make in the following.

Everything you wrote seems fine to me and you even expounded on what I wrote! However, even if it wasn't, I'd be hardly pressed to come up with a response as clever and resourceful as your responses. For this reason, I quite enjoy reading your comments whenever I come across them on /r/perl6 and /r/programminglanguages.

> Like a lot of P6 stuff this... is both childishly simple but also so general, abstract, and high level... that it can be difficult to explain.

You're totally spot on. The most recent example of my struggle (mainly due to my ignorance of Perl 6 and probably CS concepts too) was the concept of containers and how they interface most assignments in Perl 6. I think the fact that many Perl 6 constructs/concepts, which complex in nature, seem so natural can deceive people who haven't tried it yet. This is because it's easy to overlook (or plainly ignore) how much thought went into both integrating them into the language and make them play nicely together.

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Thanks for your comments!




> Everything you wrote seems fine to me and you even expounded on what I wrote!

Given that your reply was just the right sort of clear answer that would make up for my original footnote I was especially happy to riff off your answer and get super detailed again. :)

> I'd be hardly pressed to come up with a response as clever and resourceful as your responses.

.oO ( Ever too clever by half )

> The most recent example of my struggle (mainly due to my ignorance of Perl 6 and probably CS concepts too) was the concept of containers and how they interface most assignments in Perl 6.

Yeah. Simple on the outside so noobs can just do their thing. Rich on the inside so gurus can develop new candy and gourmet meals.

Anyhoo, thanks for your reassuring feedback. :)




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