Hmmm, that looks to me like a documentation bug; IFAIK => quotes identifiers; barewords matching /^[a-z_]\w*$/

Note that in perl versions 5.6.0 - 5.8.0 single-number vstrings are an exception, ie. v80 => means "P",. Perl 5.8.1 reverted this to meaning "v80", again.

In reply to Re^3: Use of the => operator by Joost
in thread Use of the => operator by roju

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