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Re^2: Dualvars besides $!

by ikegami (Pope)
on Jan 27, 2014 at 20:01 UTC ( #1072269=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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The latest Scalar::Util::isdual considers FLAGS = (GMG,SMG,pNOK,pPOK) to be a dualvar. (No idea about earlier versions, but I suspect it's the same.) The docs are wrong. The following returns 1 for both 5.8.9 and 5.18.1, while the docs say it returns false:

perl -MScalar::Util=isdual -MDevel::Peek \ -e'$!=1; print("$!\n"); print(isdual($!)?1:0,"\n"); Dump($!);'

Nit: $! is magical (like tied variables), but it's not a tied variable like the docs say.


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