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Name the secret operator

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March 19, 2008 17:28
Name the secret operator
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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
and then a post by Abigail on comp.lang.perl.misc on January 2003

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).

  (commented out code and pod goes here)

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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