bend the rules differently.
I wouldn't exactly call it "bending the rules". For perl or the other two.
I read it that perl uses a minimal munch approach at that point of the syntax and hence sees:
( ( $fred == 42) ? ( $config = 'k1') : ( $config ) ) = 'k2';
Whereas the other two use a maximal munch approach and so see:
( $fred == 42 ) ? ( $config = 'k1' ) : ( $config = 'k2' );
I think the use case for Perl's way is using the ternary as the lvalue target of assignment. Something like:
$lo = $hi = 0;
$x = 7; $mid = 5;
$x < $mid ? $lo : $hi = $x;
print "lo:$lo hi:$hi";;
Can Ruby or PHP do that?
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