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Re^3: Query about barewords

by runrig (Abbot)
on Sep 06, 2012 at 15:53 UTC ( #992124=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Query about barewords
in thread Query about barewords

...if the word on the left starts with a number and consists only of numbers.
As long as you don't want to keep any leading zeros.

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Re^4: Query about barewords (octal)
by tye (Sage) on Sep 06, 2012 at 17:12 UTC
    As long as you don't want to keep any leading zeros.

    The claim is less accurate than even that:

    % say "010 => 11" 8 11


    % say "123456789012345678901234567890 => 30" 1.23456789012346e+029 30 % say "'123456789012345678901234567890' => 30" 123456789012345678901234567890 30

    But I've also long considered the failure of "use strict; Foo::Bar =>" to likely just be an oversight. I suspect a patch to Perl's tokenizer/parser to allow '::' in so-called barewords would not be terribly difficult and might even be accepted by p5p.

    - tye        

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