Another great one, Timo. Regarding xx I have just assumed that the left side was evaluated once and repeated the number of times stated on the right side.
I attended a conference yesterday (Nordic Perl Workshop NPW) that had a double session on Perl 6. The speaker noted that Perl 6 was a *big* language. It sure is. It really takes the “there’s more than one way to do it’ mantra seriously :-)
Thanks for pointing out the xx usage to me.