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Your first question is easy to answer.
package x; VERSION = 'bar'; package Foo; VERSION = '1.01'; package main; $bar = '0.01'; $x = 'Foo'; print ${"$x::VERSION"}, $/; print ${$x . "::VERSION"}, $/; ---- 0.01 1.01

The first goes and gets the thing in $x::VERSION (the $VERSION variable in the x:: namespace), then dereferences it as a symbolic reference in the main:: namespace. The second takes the $x variable in the main:: namespace and uses it to create a variable name that is used as a symbolic reference. In this case, the variable $Foo::VERSION.

I'm not sure on the other questions, but you don't have a comma or semi-colon after the ${ ... }. Maybe that's changing your results?

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In reply to Re: computed symbol references by dragonchild
in thread computed symbolic references by valentin

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