in reply to Re: Of Symbol Tables and Globs
in thread Of Symbol Tables and Globs

*glob{FORMAT} is not mentioned in my copy of perlref where this {THING} syntax is described.

Was that added later? What version? What would you assign it to?

It also notes that the {IO} slot comingles two distinct values, the file handle and directory handle.

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Re: Re: Re: Of Symbol Tables and Globs
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Nov 08, 2002 at 23:17 UTC

    I believe the FORMAT slot has been present since the birth of typeglobs, but I don't have the source code to prove it. It's like the IO slot -- you can't really assign to it directly. (Since formats are associated strongly with filehandles, it makes a certain amount of sense.)