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Re^4: execute a string as a function

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 07, 2013 at 08:57 UTC ( #1048299=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: execute a string as a function
in thread execute a string as a function

cute, where are the sideffects?
&unpack_c( $lines[$_] ) ; VERSUS unpack_c( $lines[$_] ) ;

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Re^5: execute a string as a function
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 07, 2013 at 09:38 UTC
    As the documentation said, it circumvents prototypes (if any). But the more cromulent reason is that it's the Perl4-style function call syntax which hasn't been needed for almost two decades. (And I think we all can agree on that we want to move past Perl 4.)
      Not sure why anyone would want to move beyond Perl 4.

      Oh, never mind, even I have moved beyond Perl 4:

      C:\Steve\Dev\PerlMonks>perl -v This is perl, v5.8.9 built for MSWin32-x64-multi-thread (with 12 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)

      Apparently I need sleep. Or coffee. Still.

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