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Re^3: Surprised by Perl parse of ternary operatorby BrowserUk (Pope)
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bend the rules differently.
I wouldn't exactly call it "bending the rules". For perl or the other two.
I read it that perl uses a minimal munch approach at that point of the syntax and hence sees:
Whereas the other two use a maximal munch approach and so see:
I think the use case for Perl's way is using the ternary as the lvalue target of assignment. Something like:
Can Ruby or PHP do that?
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