Why do you say that my isn't a function?
Because, IMO, functions take values
(even if they are references or aliases), do something when called at runtime
, and return zero or more values.
But for my, things are different. Its effects are mostly at compile time. It takes names, not values (if something takes values, you can replace the value with any expression returning said value). There's no prototype for my. The only things that act like my are local, our, and to some extent, state. None of them are functions. return isn't a function either.
I was just suggesting that :-for-attribute-list could be mentioned in perlop because it affects parsing (which is, after all, what one is trying to figure out when looking at a precedence table)
Uhm, is there any
token that doesn't affect parsing in some way? If you're going to add colons, why not semi-colons? Braces?