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It's an emergent behaviour; it's not by design.

What's that mean (important why)?

It goes back far enough (5.8 at least) and its in t/op/sub_lval.t update: since 2001

so it emerged? long ago :)

OTOH, a reference to an alias takes a reference to the original and incrementing tat referenced value increments the original -- can't see any aliasing magic being preserves, references reference


In reply to Re^5: Order of execution of functions in list ( \(shift @_ ) reference to alias \$_[0] references original ) by Anonymous Monk
in thread Order of execution of functions in list by vsespb

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