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It's also a barrier to integration of the defined-or patch to 5.8.x, since a // where perl may be expecting either an operator or a term could mean defined-or or could mean ($_ =~ //). Without the feature, the latter would be overwhelmingly less likely to occur in real code.

I'm not the world's best lexer, but I cannot imagine a situation where // could be misinterpreted. Your example, if I remember right, implies that I could write $_ =~ +;. =~ is the operator that requires a term on the RHS.

Unless, as is often the case, I'm missing something ...

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In reply to Re: FMTYEWTK about split // by dragonchild
in thread FMTYEWTK about split // by ysth

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