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Subject: Zen/Whatever slice ignore :v
From: Elizabeth Mattijsen <liz [...]>
To: rakudobug [...]
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:41:42 +0200
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$ 6 'my @a = ^5; @a[10]=42; .say for @a[]:v' 0 1 2 3 4 (Any) (Any) (Any) (Any) (Any) 42 Note that :k *does* honour the filtering logic: $ 6 'my @a = ^5; @a[10]=42; .say for @a[]:k' 0 1 2 3 4 10
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I'm surprised that zen slices accept adverbs at all. Isn't the whole point of a zen slice to return the invocant object directly, without looking at its elements or constructing a slice from them? I would probably make it print an error along the lines of: ===SORRY!=== Adverbs don't make sense on a zen slice. To get a slice of all elements, use the Whatever-star: %foo[*]:v ------> say %foo[]⏏:v (As the title of the ticket says, Whatever-slices *also* ignore :v, so that should be fixed of course.)

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