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Re: Is auto-dereferencing worth forcing upgrades to newer versions of Perl?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Aug 15, 2013 at 17:41 UTC ( #1049632=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is auto-dereferencing worth forcing upgrades to newer versions of Perl?

There are no backwards compatibility concerns. This syntax was a syntax error in earlier versions of Perl. Code written for those older versions will continue to work with no changes.

With that said, this feature interacts poorly with the much more useful 5.12 feature of using each on arrays. I pretend autodereferencing doesn't exist.


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