in reply to Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g

=()= has been known on occasion as the "goatse" operator. While it's not actually an operator, it is the funniest name for a perl idiom I've ever heard (if you get the joke great, if not, research it at your own peril).

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Re^2: Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g
by spiritway (Vicar) on Feb 05, 2006 at 08:06 UTC
    =()= has been known on occasion as the "goatse" operator. While it's not actually an operator, it is the funniest name for a perl idiom

    It's unfortunate that a Perl "function" (or idiom) has become the butt of a joke ;-)

Re^2: Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g
by japhy (Canon) on Feb 04, 2006 at 19:36 UTC
    That is so unfortunate, as one who knows the reference.

    Jeff japhy Pinyan, P.L., P.M., P.O.D, X.S.: Perl, regex, and perl hacker
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Re^2: Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g
by stonecolddevin (Parson) on Nov 28, 2006 at 06:53 UTC

    Lordy...that'll make one's asshole pucker.

    meh.