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Re^2: ref to read-only alias ... why?

by Eliya (Vicar)
on Jan 05, 2012 at 23:28 UTC ( #946495=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread ref to read-only alias ... why?

In your case, $_ is an alias for the constant 1, not an lvalue, so can't be assigned to.

This doesn't really answer the OP's question why it does not fail when you try to modify the constant via a reference to the alias.

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