# term term:<>

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## (Syntax) term term:<>

You can use `term:<>`

to introduce new terms, which is handy for introducing constants that defy the rules of normal identifiers:

use Test; plan 1; constant :<👍> = .assuming(True);👍# OUTPUT: «1..1ok 1 - »

But terms don't have to be constant: you can also use them for functions that don't take any arguments, and force the parser to expect an operator after them. For instance:

sub term:<dice> ;say dice + dice;

can print any number between 2 and 12.

If instead we had declared `dice`

as a regular

sub dice()

, the expression `dice + dice`

would be parsed as `dice(+(dice()))`

, resulting in an error since `sub dice`

expects zero arguments.