[Pdx-pm] subroutine calls CAN be string-interpolated!

Andrew Savige ajsavige at yahoo.com.au
Sat Dec 10 15:43:24 PST 2005

--- Eric Wilhelm <scratchcomputing at gmail.com> wrote:
> And you thought they had to be concatenated with that messy 
> quote-breaking " . thing($stuff) . " syntax.
>   perl -e 'use constant foo => 7, 6; print "foo:  @{[foo]}\n";'
> Is this undocumented or just obscure?

According to:


the @{[]} "secret operator" was invented by Randal and/or
Larry in 1994.

BTW, cog dreamed up a (presumably) vulgar name for the @{[]}
operator, as alluded to here:


I don't know what this name is though.


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