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Re^5: Perl v5.13.7 is released

by talexb (Canon)
on Nov 25, 2010 at 15:43 UTC ( #873666=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Perl v5.13.7 is released
in thread Perl v5.13.7 is released

    (do you want to push the ref $arref2 itself or the array's elements?)

Interesting point, but wrong, I think. The change that 5.13.7 introduces only affects the first argument of a push; subsequent arguments behave as before.

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Re^6: Perl v5.13.7 is released
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 25, 2010 at 16:21 UTC
    The change that 5.13.7 introduces only affects the first argument...
    That's all clear, but I understood syphilis to be talking about a hypothetical future extension of "$arref means @$arref" to the second argument, too. Otherwise why would he have said "Given time, I expect we'll be able to..." if it applies to what is possible already? But maybe I got him wrong.

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