WITCH equal: Revision 3
"equal", "evaluate", "iterate"
= assigns values as in common parlance
Operators containing this character
:= aliases an identifier via runtime binding
When used inside regexes
= is used to declare aliases and behaves a bit more like := in this usage.
Deprecated or other language uses
= as a prefix operator used to be used to do what is now Iterator.get (and IO.get, IO.lines)
As an adverb
Hyper operator and meta operator restrictions
Old, deprecated, or other language uses
=~ in Perl5 used to be for matching. That is ~~ in Perl6. =~ is always a syntax error in Perl6.