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Re^3: Ways of quoting

by davido (Cardinal)
on May 16, 2020 at 01:56 UTC ( #11116828=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Ways of quoting
in thread Ways of quoting

Good enough for an upvote. I tend to shun the "@{[...]}" trick in real code, but this is a creative enough solution it made me smile.


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Re^4: Ways of quoting
by hippo (Bishop) on May 16, 2020 at 08:41 UTC

    ... and commonly referred to as the baby cart.

    (As a speaker of en_GB that's not a term in our common usage. You are more likely to hear "buggy" or "pram". IMHO this makes the "baby cart" term even more preferable since it has a unique meaning for me - it's only the perl operator, regardless of context.)

      Yeah, I've never heard the term "baby cart" outside the context of Perl. (I grew up in Australia and live in the UK.)

        Yes, it's quite the mystery! "Baby carriage" maybe ... but "baby cart" ... never!

        I'd always assumed it was a literal translation from an uninformed non-native English speaker. For this explanation to be plausible though, we need to find a language (or country) in which "baby cart" is the idiomatic way to say "pram" - anyone know one?

        Searching urban dictionary suggests it might have been chosen for its lewd connotations - which is consistent with the infamous goatse secret operator. I think it's time to ask the BooK.

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