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Id: 128210
Status: open
Priority: 0/
Queue: perl6

Owner: Nobody
Requestors: masak <cmasak [at]>

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Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 12:07:06 +0200
To: rakudobug [...]
From: Carl Mäsak <cmasak [...]>
Subject: [BUG] Can't adverb approximately-equals operator in Rakudo
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<masak> m: my $x = 0; say $x ≅ 0 :tolerance(1e-3) <camelia> rakudo-moar 7a4ca4: OUTPUT«===SORRY!=== Error while compiling /tmp/Pvx3eWkBNW␤You can't adverb &infix:<≅> [...] <masak> can't adverb? o rly? <masak> how do I $x ≅ 0 :tolerance ? <bartolin> m: my $x = 0; say ($x ≅ 0, :tolerance(1e-3)) <camelia> rakudo-moar 7a4ca4: OUTPUT«(True tolerance => 0.001)␤» <bartolin> like that? <bartolin> no, probably not ... <masak> nope, that's just printing a pair, not passing an adverb. <masak> I believe I haz found... a bug * masak .oO( dun dun DUN ) * masak submits rakudobug
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<sortiz> m: my $x = 0.0001e0; say infix:<≅> $x, 0, :tolerance(1e-3); # Indeed a bug, this works. <camelia> rakudo-moar 7a4ca4: OUTPUT«True␤»
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 22:09:14 -0400
To: perl6-bugs-followup [...]
From: Daniel Green <ddgreen [...]>
Subject: [perl #128210]
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I've been looking into this and just got some clarification from TimToady on expected behaviour for adverbs and chains in general ( The gist is that adverbs should be placed at the end of a chain and then distributed to all the operators in the chain, which will of course make the example in this ticket "just work".

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It seems that it is possible adverb custom operators, e.g. perl6 -e 'sub infix:<~~~>($x,$y,:$z) { say "$x $y $z" }; 1 ~~~ 2 :z(12)' 1 2 12 However, when these are chained, the adverb is not distributed perl6 -e 'sub infix:<~~~>($x,$y,:$z) { say [$x,$y,$z].perl; 9 }; 1 ~~~ 2 ~~~ 3 :z(12)' [1, 2, Any] [9, 3, 12] So, if adverbs are made to distribute across infix operators in general then I suppose this existing behavior would change.

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