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Re^5: shift in list context buggy?

by Athanasius (Chancellor)
on Nov 10, 2013 at 07:05 UTC ( #1061890=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: shift in list context buggy?
in thread shift in list context buggy?

The Camel Book (4th edition, p. 411) is similarly vague:

Many built-in functions may be overridden, although (like knocking holes in your walls) you should do this only occasionally and for good reason.

But this 2001 node by danger:

Re: Overloading Perl's Built-In's

has a list of non-overridable built-in functions, together with the claim that these functions may be identified as “the ones defined to return a negative value in toke.c in the perl source code.” Alas, with my almost-zero knowledge of said perl source code, I can’t find any correlation between the given list and the contents of toke.c. :-(

Anyway, hope that helps,

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

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