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Re^3: map syntax error -- weird

by LanX (Chancellor)
on Mar 22, 2013 at 10:54 UTC ( #1024918=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: map syntax error -- weird
in thread map syntax error -- weird

> Why does this work? (same result as your proposals)

There is no clear rule to distinguish between code-block and hash-ref!!!

The parser uses DWIM heuristics to guess if it looks more like a hash-ref or not. (Furthermore "w/o look-ahead")

So in complicated cases you need to give hints for what you mean.

This ambiguity should be one reason why Perl6 switched from {} to <> to indicate hashes.

> UPDATE: Guess: Because there is some statement in there that needs to be executed rather than a static string only?

well it's a perfect hash-ref!

DB<112> $hr={ "$_"."=s" => \$opt{$_} } => { "=s" => \undef }

But I think the used heuristic must be quite simple, something like

  (bareword || variable) (comma || fatcomma) (expr)

So "$_"."=s" is already to complex to fit this rule of thumb.

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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