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use strict; use warnings; mysub(74.117.115.116); mysub(32.97.110.111); mysub(116.104.101.114); mysub(32.69.120.99); mysub(101.108.32.104); mysub(97.99.107.101); mysub(114.46.32.8); sub mysub { print $_[0]; }

I'm posting this as an obfu, but it might well be a SOPW. I ran into it the hard way. My test was passing an IP address - 8.8.8.8 - to a sub in the intended module. The test was failing. When I looked at the value of the param in the sub with Data::Dumper, I got 8.8.8.8, but when I printed the param, nothing appeared. I was wasting time looking at my sub when I should have been looking at the test. I had left out the quotes around the IP address.

I know what my code is doing. What I don't know is why. This construct certainly doesn't DWIM and I can't see why it should be what anyone else would mean. Is there a sensible explanation? And let me add my usual question - is this documented anywhere?

Regards,

John Davies


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