Perl 6 IO Tablet: Revision 14
1st law of language redesign: Everyone wants the colon for their particular syntax.
Like in Perl 5 and many other languages of its league a "#" tells the compiler to ignore the rest of the line.
Konverting into numerical context means still: take from left to right all digits and other characters, up to the first char that clearly don't belong to a number definition and stop there.
A single underscore is allowed only between any two digits in a literal number, like:
$people = 3_456_789; # same as 3456789
0b binary - base 2, digits 0..1
General Radix Form
:10<42> # same as 0d42 or 42
$float = 60.2e23 # becomes automatically 6.02e24
Q :to 'EOT'
The .perl method is a built in Data::Dumper (pretty printer) which gives you structured data the way you write it in perl source code.