If you have open(F, ">$_") and the filename is ">foo" ... what happens? The 3-arg open() prevents that.
Gah. I keep forgetting that *nix allows shell
metacharacters in filenames. (I cut my teeth on
PC-DOS 3.3, which, whatever its other problems,
does not permit that particular form of lossage.)
"In adjectives, with the addition of inflectional endings, a changeable long vowel (Qamets or Tsere) in an open, propretonic syllable will reduce to Vocal Shewa. This type of change occurs when the open, pretonic syllable of the masculine singular adjective becomes propretonic with the addition of inflectional endings."
— Pratico & Van Pelt, BBHG, p68