in reply to Re^3: Shouldn't references be readonly?
in thread Shouldn't LITERAL references be readonly? (updated)
Im asking about logic and you are arguing with implementation.
I haven't seen a logical reason why Perl shouldn't throw an error if the alias to a ref is overwritten.
My suspicion is that the ugly truth is that the readonly flag is (mis)used for indicating if the referenced data structure is "constant" not the reference itself.
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