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I was taught to use a plus to disambiguate: print +( ... ) is that no longer accepted?
That's still fine in Perl 5, but Perl 6 disambiguates it on the basis of the whitespace alone, which is what most newcomers seem to expect. Also, unary + actually means something in Perl 6, and wouldn't work anymore for the purpose of doing nothing. So the Perl 5 usage is deprecated in that sense. But only if you believe in Perl 6... :-)

Actually, what most people expect is for Perl to read their minds, but we've been having some trouble implementing that part, so we may put it off till Perl 7.


In reply to Re^3: ** operator in perl by TimToady
in thread ** operator in perl by irah

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