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Re^3: Why doesn't "my ($x) = @);" generate a syntax error?

by tobyink (Abbot)
on Jun 13, 2013 at 23:31 UTC ( #1038863=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Why doesn't "my ($x) = @);" generate a syntax error?
in thread Why doesn't "my ($x) = @);" generate a syntax error?

$[, @[ and %[ work (or at least they do in 5.18.0). If ${, @{ and %{ were to work, that would break dereferencing.

package Cow { use Moo; has name => (is => 'lazy', default => sub { 'Mooington' }) } say Cow->new->name

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