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Re^3: Why should I use perl 5.10?

by Somni (Friar)
on Dec 01, 2007 at 16:17 UTC ( #654339=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Why should I use perl 5.10?
in thread Why should I use perl 5.10?

This change applies specifically to qw(...). The code:

@x = qw(a b c); print @x x 3;
still prints "333". qw(a b c) x 3 used to be a syntax error.

What I find confusing is why this is mentioned for 5.10. This was added in 5.8.8 according to my perl588delta.

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[Corion]: We-ird - I hadn't known this, but Ingress and Pokemon Go (both AR games in the real world where you run around) switched from using Google Maps to OpenStreetMaps, which is great. But I wonder why, as Ingress is (was?) owned by Google/Alphabet. But ...
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