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Re^5: Shouldn't references be readonly? (updated)

by LanX (Cardinal)
on Aug 07, 2020 at 10:34 UTC ( #11120460=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Shouldn't references be readonly? (updated)
in thread Shouldn't LITERAL references be readonly? (updated)

> It would break some code

I think if it comes to simple scalar types like strings this would result in a migration nightmare.

Hence I wouldn't include the cases like $x.$y, <>, etc at least by default.

Refs on the other hand should be immutable, because the result is always junk.

But I doubt we have the resources to implement that anyway.

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
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