That's not what I get nor what I would expect (but this is not in debug mode):

Win8 Strawberry 5.8.9.5 (32) Sun 10/11/2020 21:47:54 C:\@Work\Perl\monks >perl -Mwarnings my $a=$x=$y=$z = 1; print "|$a|$x|$y|$z|"; ^Z |1|1|1|1| Win8 Strawberry 5.30.3.1 (64) Sun 10/11/2020 21:45:55 C:\@Work\Perl\monks >perl -Mwarnings use v5.10; my $a=$x=$y=$z = 1; say "|$a|$x|$y|$z|"; ^Z |1|1|1|1|

Update:

What about

my $a=$x=$y=$z = foo()
With respect to this specific statement:
Win8 Strawberry 5.8.9.5 (32) Sun 10/11/2020 21:48:09 C:\@Work\Perl\monks >perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings use Data::Dump qw(dd); sub foo { return 9, 8, 7; } my ($x, $y, $z); my $a = $x = $y = $z = foo; dd $a, $x, $y, $z; ^Z (7, 7, 7, 7)
Same result under version 5.30.3.1.


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In reply to Re^3: What's happening in this expression? (Updated) by AnomalousMonk
in thread What's happening in this expression? by zapdos

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