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Re^4: Surprised by Perl parse of ternary operator

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 16, 2011 at 15:32 UTC ( #943957=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Surprised by Perl parse of ternary operator
in thread Surprised by Perl parse of ternary operator

Can Ruby or PHP do that?

No, at least Ruby seems to lack a concept of a "variable" lvalue. (foo = bar) = 5 gives a syntax error, and x < mid ? lo : hi = x gets parsed as x < mid ? lo : (hi = x)

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