There is a significant and important difference between
how you are supposed to think about things and what goes
on under the hood.
in reply to (tye)Re: Hash slices ?
in thread Hash slices ?
merlyn is absolutely right about what concepts Perl's
behaviour is intended to give. You are absolutely
right about the implementation. It is both possible
and likely that a future implementation will render your
observation incorrect. It is much less likely that
the concept both merlyn and perldata are trying to
convey will be invalidated at a future point.
Therefore I like merlyn's answer and do not consider
it, implementation trivia notwithstanding, poppycock.