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

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 15:54:44 PST 2006

In case anyone missed the connection, I've forwarded the chunk from the 
previous discussion of a closely related topic.  The qr// is a 
string-interpolating quote operator.


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Subject: Re: [Pdx-pm] subroutine calls CAN be string-interpolated!
Date: Saturday 10 December 2005 03:43 pm
From: Andrew Savige <ajsavige at yahoo.com.au>
To: Eric Wilhelm <scratchcomputing at gmail.com>, pdx-pm-list at mail.pm.org

--- 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.


"I've often gotten the feeling that the only people who have learned
from computer assisted instruction are the authors."
--Ben Schneiderman

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