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Re: another take on hackers and painters

Anton van Straaten wrote:

>the different purposes.  Proposal: add an operator ~+~, pronounced
>sloppy-plus.  :-)

This goes against Perl's philosophy, which I would summarize as 
"programs must be easy for people to *write*, and only incidentally so 
for people to *read*".  As Dan repeatedly pointed out, this is a totally 
correct approach in certain domans.