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Re^2: execute a string as a function

by marinersk (Chaplain)
on Aug 06, 2013 at 21:29 UTC ( #1048189=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: execute a string as a function
in thread execute a string as a function

I'll bite.

What side-effects?


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Re^3: execute a string as a function
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 07, 2013 at 08:06 UTC
    perlsub
      &NAME(LIST);   # Circumvent prototypes.
      &NAME;         # Makes current @_ visible to called subroutine.
    
    
      cute, where are the sideffects?
      &unpack_c( $lines[$_] ) ; VERSUS unpack_c( $lines[$_] ) ;
        As the documentation said, it circumvents prototypes (if any). But the more cromulent reason is that it's the Perl4-style function call syntax which hasn't been needed for almost two decades. (And I think we all can agree on that we want to move past Perl 4.)

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