in reply to Cheap obfu: or is it?

That's a pretty cute trick. Sorta reminds me of "Things are not what they seem like.".

The key here is that the second assignment doesn't really end until the 6th line from the top. So the string 'cut' is assigned to $,.

For the record: I did not guess the output before I ran the script. :-)

Good stuff.

Zenon Zabinski | zdog | zdog@perlmonk.org

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Re: (zdog) Re: Cheap obfu: or is it?
by mt2k (Hermit) on Jun 23, 2002 at 19:36 UTC
    zdog++ for being able to find the node I could not come up with. Things are not what they seem like. is the node I based it on. When I saw that node, I kind of thought "yeah, that second line with the POD is cool, but a 'cut' would look much better." Then I remembered the whole thing of barewords being "allowed" in assignments.

    So I built upon that and the reason you never see the output of print "Just Another Perl Hacker"; is because the actual POD doesn't start until the second occurence of '=cut', since the first is really an assignment to a variable! :)