|The stupid question is the question not asked|
stringified referencesby rir (Vicar)
|on Dec 04, 2002 at 19:24 UTC||Need Help??|
rir has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have used the following logic to identify blessed things.
Somewhere years ago I got the impression that a stringified reference was defined to be of the form commonly seen:
But perlref for 5.8.0 says: Using a reference as a string produces both its referent's type, including any package blessing as described in perlobj, as well as the numeric address expressed in hex.
This doesn't guarantee the =, the (, the ) or the order of the other elements.
Is there any usage of stringified refs in existing code that would inhibit an alteration of their format? Or am I just a odd man out.