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So I looked at the code to answer your question.

Thanks! I searched the code myself today with no luck. I postoponed it for the weekend but now you have resolved this, I'll just have to stick to something else to do :)

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Re^6: how ! operator works
by ikegami (Pope) on Feb 04, 2011 at 23:32 UTC
    My answer is more or less an educated guess. If you want to look around to confirm or for fun, PL_sv_no is the SV returned when a builtin wants to return something false. An interesting puzzle would be to see if you can manage to lower the refcount and display it at the lower refcount using Devel::Peek's Dump.