This makes much more sense when paired with "make". It also makes the generic
examples of make that jnthn++ used in his
(slide #24 and following) much more sensible to naive, or even experienced
Perl 6 users. Perhaps the .ast method should be kept as a synonym for .made,
and may even have a check for AST-nodeness added, to give it additional
implicit documentational value in the Perl 6 internals.
Please note that this has bugged me since the Rakudo and NQP Internals workshop
last September. It came back to me in full force after seeing jnthn++'s talk.