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Re: Surprise: "Can't modify constant item in scalar assignment" [SOLVED]

by LanX (Chancellor)
on Jan 19, 2012 at 16:25 UTC ( #948806=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Surprise: "Can't modify constant item in scalar assignment" [SOLVED]

> Did you spot it?

Yes, I did!

If you don't, you might want consider using syntax-coloring of variables and an editor which highlights/jumps-to error-lines.


Did you really use strict?

Bareword "message" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at /home/lanx/tmp/ line 12.


> I would have expected to be notified about the bareword.

IMHO barewords can still be lvalue-subs, where your code has perfectly legal syntax.

use strict; use warnings; use JSON; sub message :lvalue { my $a; } message = { result => JSON::false, message => "You messed up", };

runs without problems.

In your case it's a constant bareword.

Cheers Rolf

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