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Re^3: Looking for syntactic shortcut

by Thilosophy (Curate)
on Jul 19, 2005 at 12:58 UTC ( #476067=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Looking for syntactic shortcut
in thread Looking for syntactic shortcut

I dont know about print, but assignment to a scalar works fine:

perl -e 'print $a=(localtime())[5]' 105

Update: Or, following BrowserUK:

perl -e 'print +(localtime())[5]' 105

Update: But not (in response to socketdave):

perl -e 'print (localtime())[5]' syntax error at -e line 1, near ")[" Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.
It seems we are hitting the finer points in the parser here...

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