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I don't know why, but on a hunch, I tried this change:

#! perl -slw use strict; sub recurse { print ">> '${ $_[ 0 ] }'"; if( length ${ $_[ 0 ] } ) { #recurse( \ substr( ${ $_[ 0 ] }, 1, -1 ) ); #old recurse( \( my $boo = substr( ${ $_[ 0 ] }, 1, -1 ) ) ); #new ${ $_[ 0 ] } = " ( ${ $_[ 0 ] } ) "; } print "<< '${ $_[ 0 ] }'"; return; } my $str = 'aaaaaaaaaa'; recurse \$str; print $str;

and it worked. I leave it up to you to explain it (cause I'm going home!)

I'm don't think this is the output you want, because it would be a very convoluted way of getting it. But you didn't specify what you wanted.


In reply to Re: Scalar refs, aliasing, and recursion weirdness. by ikegami
in thread Scalar refs, aliasing, and recursion weirdness. by BrowserUk

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