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Re: Forward-referenceing subs
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Yes, you can use the '&' symbol to call your subroutines (ie: &foo;), but IMO it makes things uglier.
Not only does it make it uglier, it also doesn't do the same thing. The issue is covered in perlfaq7, "What's the difference between calling a function as &foo and foo()?". I pointed out the very same thing in Re: Hash of Hash of Listed subroutines but then in the context of dereferencing subroutines. For some reason, it's much more common to drop the parenthesis when dereferencing than when making a regular subroutine call.