method raw

Documentation for method raw assembled from the following types:

class Parameter

From Parameter

(Parameter) method raw

Defined as:

method raw(Parameter:D: --> Bool:D)

Returns True for raw parameters.

sub f($a, $b is raw, \c) {
    my $sig = &?ROUTINE.signature;
    for ^$sig.params.elems {
        say $sig.params[$_].raw;
f(17, "4711", 42); OUTPUT: «False␤True␤True␤»

Raw parameters bind either a variable or a value passed to it, with no decontainerization taking place. That means that if a variable was passed to it, you can assign to the parameter. This is different from rw-parameter which can only bind to variables, never to values.

This is the normal behavior for parameters declared with a sigil of '\', which is not really a sigil insofar as it is only used on the parameter.

sub f(\x) {
    x = 5;
f(my $x);   # works
f(42);      # dies
CATCH { default { put .^name, ': ', .Str } };
# OUTPUT: «X::Assignment::RO: Cannot modify an immutable Int␤»

Other parameters may become raw through use of the 'is raw' trait. These still use their sigil in code.

sub f($x is raw) {
    $x = 5;