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Subject: Option to return items in order?
I always forget what comes after foo, bar, bar, qux, quux, ... 'meta foo 10' doesn't help me because it returns items in random. So I usually peek the source of Acme::MetaSyntactic::foo (thankfully I have pmless with tab completin so typing it isn't too painful: 'pmless ac/me/fo<tab>'. Would you consider adding an option to return items in order? How about when $count is negative, the items are returned in order? Or perhaps there could be another argument/option to name(), or new().
On Thu Feb 02 21:57:14 2017, PERLANCAR wrote:
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> I always forget what comes after foo, bar, bar, qux, quux, ... 'meta > foo 10' doesn't help me because it returns items in random. So I > usually peek the source of Acme::MetaSyntactic::foo (thankfully I have > pmless with tab completin so typing it isn't too painful: 'pmless > ac/me/fo<tab>'.
At first I misunderstood what you meant by "in order", and was about to suggest `meta foo 0 | sort`.
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> Would you consider adding an option to return items in order? How > about when $count is negative, the items are returned in order? Or > perhaps there could be another argument/option to name(), or new().
The fact that most Acme::MetaSyntatic themes don't actually have an intrinsic order makes me reluctant to add this feature. -- BooK


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