And nobody in his right mind would expect the magic <> to be actually implemented in Perl. Do you? I think, not. C provides far less dangerous library functions.
Now that's just ridiculous.
Larry and the perl 5 porters who wrote it expected it to behave that way,
as would anyone who read the documentation.
MJD says you
can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!
I run a Win32 PPM
repository for perl 5.6x+5.8x. I take requests.
** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.