in reply to Re: parm#4 from caller == !"eval" ?

The documentation says:

$hasargs is true if a new instance of @_ was set up for the frame.

And that's how it works:

sub x1 { @_ = 'a'; &x2 } sub x2 { my ($c) = @_; say $c, (caller 0)[4] } x2('b'); # b1 x1(); # a

($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

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Re^3: parm#4 from caller == !"eval" ?
by LanX (Archbishop) on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:13 UTC
    Addendum to explain what the &x2 call does

    > Subroutines may be called recursively. If a subroutine is called using the & form, the argument list is optional, and if omitted, no @_ array is set up for the subroutine: the @_ array at the time of the call is visible to subroutine instead. This is an efficiency mechanism that new users may wish to avoid.

    Source perlsub

    Cheers Rolf
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      To you and choroba, thanks for the example(s). I completely forgot about the '&' case.

      Thanks!