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From:
philippe.bruhat
Date:
March 19, 2008 17:28
Subject:
Name the secret operator
Message ID:
20080320002825.GB3863@plop.home.bruhat.net
Hi,

while doing some research for a talk on Perl secret operators, I tried
to find who first coined the term "secret operator".

I found a post from Greg Allen on February 2004 on this very list
(http://groups.google.com/group/perl.fwp/msg/e62668a760de1652),
and then a post by Abigail on comp.lang.perl.misc on January 2003
(http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.perl.misc/msg/22cfcd81a1521ec4).

Does anyone know of an earlier occurence of the term?


Now that I have seen Abigail's post on clpm, I want to know its name.
It is the longest secret operator I've seen, and also the only one
that must be on three lines (not counting the content).

<<m=~m>> 
  (commented out code and pod goes here)
m
;

I have a few ideas for names, but they don't fit very well, and do not
describe the "m\n;" part of the operator. 

-- 
 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)

 Putting beauty before brains is the surest way to wind up with neither.
                                    (Moral from Groo The Wanderer #24 (Epic))

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