When I read the first part of the article I thought “oh hey that’s a neat feature!”
And then I saw the syntax samples, and was reminded that this is still Perl :)
Emoji as operators is when I knew Perl had reached self-parody. (There’s also “function” versions, but offering the Emoji way is still something.)
On the up side, there may be wisdom in a function named ? :)
Now, how do you type this?
Now you need a Perl 6 keyboard like for APL.
Serious answer: Ctrl + Cmd + Space opens an emoji insertion panel in macOS. ? (If I remembered the combination right.)
On Windows 10 since version 1703: Windows+Period/Semicolon.
Yes, you need something dedicated to insert arbitrary unicode characters. :)
Does anyone know how expensive e.g. atomic increments are, compared to the regular version, in general?