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Re^2: What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?

by ikegami (Pope)
on May 30, 2012 at 16:02 UTC ( #973328=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?
in thread What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?

eval is not equivalent. Not even close. While it does the job, it does significant collateral damage in the process, so it doesn't work at all as far as I'm concerned.

I'm not saying we need this feature. I'm simply saying "just use eval" is wrong.

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Re^3: What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?
by Anonymous Monk on May 31, 2012 at 07:13 UTC

    eval is not equivalent. Not even close. While it does the job, it does significant collateral damage in the process, so it doesn't work at all as far as I'm concerned.

    wow, you're rally onto something

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