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$_{A} tries to access the %_ hash and not a "Scalar followed by parenthetical" ...

DB<126> $_{A}=42 => 42 DB<127> \%_ => { A => 42 }

... which seems to be a predeclared global like $a.

Check special vars.


Couldn't find it in perlvar, but I assume the symbol _ has a special "freedom" in Perl.

I.a.w. @_ and $_ are extending their magic to %_! 1

  • Maybe it's just reserved for future use ...

  • Maybe just badly/non documented goody for map constructs...

  • Maybe it's an old bug nobody at P5P dares to fix... (there might be dragons ;-)

I think you will have to learn to live with it... =)

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)


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In reply to Re: Scalar followed by parenthetical... by LanX
in thread Scalar followed by parenthetical... by Anonymous Monk

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