are - produce the common type / role of a list of objects
say are 1,1.2,pi; # (Real)
say (1,1.2,pi,i).&are; # (Numeric)
say (1,"one").&are; # (Cool)
say are DateTime.now, Date.today); # (Dateish)
are subroutine (the only subroutine exported by this module) returns the most common class or role from a list of objects.
It was introduced in Rakudo release 2022.01 as a method on
Any. It is provided here to allow the functionality to be used with older versions of Rakudo.
Elizabeth Mattijsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/are . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.
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COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2022 Elizabeth Mattijsen
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.