Aha! At any rate, this was definitely a learning experience for me too; I was so scared when you asked if I'd tried it that I'll likely never venture into an area where I'm not 110% sure without trying first again!
"In general, Perl operators do exactly what you want, unless you want consistency."
This seems to hit the mark exactly! :)
(P.S. I've had your home node bookmarked on my personal nodelet for sometime, as you have an amazing list of books I need to look at!)
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