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Re^5: execute a string as a function

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 07, 2013 at 09:38 UTC ( #1048312=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: execute a string as a function
in thread execute a string as a function

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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Re^6: execute a string as a function
by marinersk (Priest) on Aug 07, 2013 at 19:59 UTC
    Not sure why anyone would want to move beyond Perl 4.

    Oh, never mind, even I have moved beyond Perl 4:

    C:\Steve\Dev\PerlMonks>perl -v This is perl, v5.8.9 built for MSWin32-x64-multi-thread (with 12 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)

    Apparently I need sleep. Or coffee. Still.

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[Discipulus]: Random_Walk maybe you want to reply to the first, original question: that one will be reaped soon

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