in reply to Re^7: Shouldn't references be readonly? (updated)
in thread Shouldn't LITERAL references be readonly? (updated)

(you forgot to put [1] into code-tags)

> The former is a literal value appearing in the source code and used as a compile-time constant.

Well a compile-time constant with varying refs? Looks pretty much like just another constructor like [1] to me.

use strict; use warnings; use Data::Dump qw/pp dd/; use constant a => 1; $\="\n"; print \1; # SCALAR(0xdf00e0) print \1; # SCALAR(0xdef540) print \(a); # SCALAR(0x2a19c70) print \(a); # SCALAR(0x2a19c70)

Cheers Rolf
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