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There is a significant and important difference between how you are supposed to think about things and what goes on under the hood.

merlyn is absolutely right about what concepts Perl's behaviour is intended to give. You are absolutely right about the implementation. It is both possible and likely that a future implementation will render your observation incorrect. It is much less likely that the concept both merlyn and perldata are trying to convey will be invalidated at a future point.

Therefore I like merlyn's answer and do not consider it, implementation trivia notwithstanding, poppycock.


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