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Still don't undersand "Modification of a read-only value attempted" error
OK, I understand the difference between a variable and a constant. But my problem is that I can't grasp exactly
when Perl decides which one it is.
My thoughts are..."abcdef" is a constant of type string.
It looks like in both cases, it is eventually assigned to $item.
If it is assigned to a element of @list first, then assigned to $item in the foreach statement, it still seems that $item contains a string. It seems like in the end, $item contains the same thing.
Now does this have somehting to do with $_ and is the error msg really refering to $_ as the Read Only constant?