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Re: Perl oddities

by trammell (Priest)
on Mar 01, 2005 at 17:41 UTC ( #435538=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl oddities

Unary - on strings always struck me as weird:

my $foo = '-bar'; print $foo; print -$foo;


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Re^2: Perl oddities
by TimToady (Parson) on Mar 01, 2005 at 21:20 UTC
    Yeah, I'm not sure anyone has ever used that feature. It snuck in there because certain linguists love to write their linguistic booleans as +feature and -feature, plus there was some resonance with Tk's -foo syntax. But we're probably breaking that too in favor of something more natively Perlish.

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