in reply to Re: Strange construct
in thread Strange construct

... you may only need one thing.

And if you need more than one thing, that can be handled, too:

>perl -wMstrict -le "my @ra = (qw(start a b c e l p r y z end))[-1, 6, 4, 7, 5, 1..3, 0]; ;; printf qq{'$_' } for @ra; " 'end' 'p' 'e' 'r' 'l' 'a' 'b' 'c' 'start'