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Re^5: Shortcut operator for $a->{'b'}=$b if $b;

by ikegami (Pope)
on Sep 21, 2005 at 05:28 UTC ( #493662=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Shortcut operator for $a->{'b'}=$b if $b;
in thread Shortcut operator for $a->{'b'}=$b if $b;

overload doesn't define operators; it redefines them. ?= would have to be added to perl by patch.

There is an alternative to a new or overloaded operator. One could use a tied hash. The only difference would be in the setter.

By the way, my function does not autovivify. At least, not in 5.6.x or 5.8.x.

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