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I don't want to chew your head off, but I don't want to loose wantarray either. Strings are numbers, and numbers are strings, all of them are sequences of bits, utf-8 strings are binary and a file is a sequence of bytes or a set of records, which are sets of fields. It depends all of how you look at them, and that's called context. That's why IV and SV exist, and that's why a number is stored internally as a string as well, if it was used in string context; and both representations are strung together.

perl's context awareness may seem a swamp of pitfalls, but that's only until you understand it (by which statement I don't want to insinuate that you don't understand it.) But once you can speak perl it is just handy. In the long run? I don't know. Maybe we should just stick to C.

--shmem

_($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q/)Oo.  G\        /
                              /\_/(q    /
----------------------------  \__(m.====.(_("always off the crowd"))."
");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}

In reply to Re^4: Secret Perl Operators: the boolean list squash operator, x!! by shmem
in thread Secret Perl Operators: the boolean list squash operator, x!! by Aristotle

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