YAP6 Operator: Junction Operators

by Adriano Ferreira

Another article of the series "Yet Another Perl 6 Operator"

Perl 6 introduces a new scalar data-type: the "junction". A junction is a single scalar value that can act like two or more values at once.

example a value which acts like

any(1,2,3) 1 or 2 or 3
all(@vals) all members of @vals at the same time
one(<moe curly larry>) one of the three stooges
none(@bad_guys) none of the listed bad guys

The operators '|', '&' and '^' are now junction constructors, providing a syntactical complement to the functional variants any, all, one and none.

$a  | $b                 any($a, $b)
$x & $y all($x, $y)
$me ^ $you one($me, $you)