Re^3: Thx, St. Larry, for the Beauty of Sigilsby LanX (Cardinal)
|on Jul 27, 2019 at 14:28 UTC||Need Help??|
> No, we have plain variables and references to variables (and functions).
I was using my own wording for the distinction.
But sorry "plain variable" is blah.
The fact that other languages do implicit dereferencation in their syntax doesn't make them less plain.
$a, %a and @a are in fact containers for references, to allow such implicit dereferencation. °
So how are containers "plain" now?
But Perl is more explicit* here, which helps understanding what is really happening if you do an assignment a=b in another languages, where they sometimes copy the content or the reference.
°) e.g. $a is by definition (\@a)->
*) "Explicit is better than implicit" quote from Python blah