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Re^3: Scalar refs, aliasing, and recursion weirdness.

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Feb 07, 2005 at 02:58 UTC ( #428555=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Scalar refs, aliasing, and recursion weirdness.
in thread Scalar refs, aliasing, and recursion weirdness.

It seems that someone already did offer a patch that would perpetuate the lvalueness of an LVALUE ref when it is modifed. Indeed, it was done in response to a perlbug diotalevi raised following an earlier exposition of mine on the subject here.

However, it would appear that patch was rejected in favour of the quick fix of (silently) converting a modified LVALUE to a mortal SV if a further attempt to modify it was encountered.

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