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Re^2: Mini-Tutorial: Dereferencing Syntax

by ikegami (Patriarch)
on Sep 17, 2012 at 05:03 UTC ( [id://993959] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Mini-Tutorial: Dereferencing Syntax
in thread Mini-Tutorial: Dereferencing Syntax

$$foo is not a shorthand for $foo->.

>perl -E"$foo=\'foo'; say $$foo;" foo >perl -E"$foo=\'foo'; say $foo->;" syntax error at -e line 1, near "->;" Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.

You're probably thinking of the equivalency of $$foo[...] and $foo->[...] and of $$foo{...} and $foo->{...}, but that's already mentioned.