in reply to Re^6: Shouldn't references be readonly? (updated)
in thread Shouldn't LITERAL references be readonly? (updated)

There are far more situations where it might make sense to append or add something to a simple type.

Not so with refs, no way a .= or a += will lead to anything meaningful.

Well except when blessed and overloaded. But that's far fetched.

Cheers Rolf
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