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(zdog) Re: Cheap obfu: or is it?

by zdog (Priest)
on Jun 23, 2002 at 18:24 UTC ( #176622=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Cheap obfu: or is it?

That's a pretty cute trick. Sorta reminds me of "[id://22319]".

The key here is that the second assignment doesn't really end until the 6th line from the top. So the string 'cut' is assigned to $,.

For the record: I did not guess the output before I ran the script. :-)

Good stuff.

Zenon Zabinski | [id://16202] |

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Re: (zdog) Re: Cheap obfu: or is it?
by mt2k (Hermit) on Jun 23, 2002 at 19:36 UTC
    zdog++ for being able to find the node I could not come up with. [id://22319] is the node I based it on. When I saw that node, I kind of thought "yeah, that second line with the POD is cool, but a 'cut' would look much better." Then I remembered the whole thing of barewords being "allowed" in assignments.

    So I built upon that and the reason you never see the output of print "Just Another Perl Hacker"; is because the actual POD doesn't start until the second occurence of '=cut', since the first is really an assignment to a variable! :)

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