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"or will it be a reference (and how would that work)?"

I don't know enough about how Perl implements arrays and hashes and about how tied hashes work, to answer that.

But even if there's no good way to meaningfully allow modification of %_, that doesn't mean the magic variable should not be provided at all, it just means it should be read-only.


In reply to Re^3: Why doesn't Perl provide %_ as the hash equivalent of @_ in subs? by smls
in thread Why doesn't Perl provide %_ as the hash equivalent of @_ in subs? by smls

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