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Making the var read-only won't prevent concatenation or addition, so it doesn't matter that $x . [] or $x + [] doesn't make sense.[1]. This isn't relevant to the topic at hand.

The only thing making it read-only will do is prevent assignment, and map { $_ = 3 } $x.$y makes no more sense than map { $_ = 3 } [].

Either prevent both of them, or prevent neither of them. No need for baseless inconsistencies.

  1. That said, $ref+0 makes some sense for refs to things other than objects with overloads, and both concatenation and addition make sense for refs to objects with overloads (which aren't farfetched at all!)

In reply to Re^8: Shouldn't references be readonly? (updated) by ikegami
in thread Shouldn't LITERAL references be readonly? (updated) by LanX

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