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Re^4: The default hash - accident, coincidence or conspiracy?

by SimonClinch (Chaplain)
on Jul 04, 2005 at 08:26 UTC ( #472167=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: The default hash - accident, coincidence or conspiracy?
in thread The default hash - accident, coincidence or conspiracy?

Illegal? It is treated as such in the sense that it was globally reserved and thereby prevented, but until it is documented as such, it can't be called 'illegal'.

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Re^5: The default hash - accident, coincidence or conspiracy?
by jdporter (Canon) on Jul 04, 2005 at 18:42 UTC

    No, it is illegal, because if you put it in a perl program, the program will not run. You get a fatal error during compilation.

    For better or worse, the Perl language (unlike most) is defined by the implementation, not by a document. If the behavior in question isn't documented, that is simply a documentation bug.

    ObDisclaimer: This refers to Perl5 (and prec.) only.

      That's like saying that what the police arrest you for defines the law rather than what is determined by the government.

      Occasionally there will be a bug in perl which shouldn't be 'fixed' in the documentation.

      One world, one people

        You're right, it is like saying that. And that is the way it is. (Mind you, I'm not saying this is good...) And anyway, this is just a programming language. It doesn't matter, in the grand scheme of things, that perl is defined by its implementation.

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