Documentation for term
term:<> assembled from the following types:
You can use
term:<> to introduce new terms, which is handy for introducing constants that defy the rules of normal identifiers:
use Test; plan 1; constant :<👍> = .assuming(True);👍# OUTPUT: «1..1␤ok 1 - ␤»
But terms don't have to be constant: you can also use them for functions that don't take any arguments, and force the parser to expect an operator after them. For instance:
sub term:<dice> ;say dice + dice;
can print any number between 1 and 12.
If instead we had declared
dice as a regular
, the expression
dice + dice would be parsed as
dice(+(dice())), resulting in an error since
sub dice expects zero arguments.