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Eric Brine
April 30, 2010 15:09
Re: *foo{SCALAR}
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On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 08:04:43PM +0100, Zefram wrote:
> > Attached is a pair of patches that address the behaviour of
> > *foo{SCALAR}.  As noted in RT #73666, it surprisingly autovivifies.
> (Given that when I changed the implementation to what we have now, and
> didn't get it "right", so that sometimes *foo{SCALAR} was undef, at least
> one module on CPAN did fail tests. One of the YAML modules, IIRC.)

I'm guessing a lot more modules are unable to do their job properly by
keeping the existing behaviour than there are modules that would be broken
by changing it.

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