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RE: Of course &lc doesn't work

by beppu (Hermit)
on Jul 28, 2000 at 16:07 UTC ( #24833=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Of course &lc doesn't work
in thread Subtle Quirks

I didn't try &lc. I tried \&lc. (Is the backslash showing up?) I tried to take the reference of lc, because I thought (mistakenly) that built-ins and subroutines could be treated the same way.

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RE: RE: Of course &lc doesn't work
by chip (Curate) on Jul 28, 2000 at 22:54 UTC
    Yes, the backslash came through. But taking a ref to a sub only works if there's a sub there to take a ref to. The idea of \&lc reminds me of that famous description of Oakland: ``There's no `there' there.''

        -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos

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