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Eric Brine via RT
September 18, 2011 16:33
[perl #93640] Allow comments in qw()
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On Sun Sep 18 15:37:49 2011, tom christiansen wrote:
> >--0015173fed80493f3604ad3e7b8a
> >Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> >On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 1:25 PM, Jesse Vincent <> wrote:
> >> I'm not in favor of this one. It breaks my assumptions about
> >> what qw means. (Those being "This text will be split on whitespace
> >> boundaries but otherwise won't be touched")
> >>
> >I consider comments part of whitespace (that which separates token
but has
> >no other effect on the code).
> >perlsyn says comments can appear anywhere except in strings and regular
> >expressions, qw() being neither.
> No.  qw() is a literal q-string that just happens to go through split " ".

I don't know where you are getting your information.

perlop calls C<q> and C<qq> string literals, but calls C<qw> a word list.

Since you mention C<split>, you could be talking about the
implementation? The implementation is irrelevant, but C<split> is not
involved in parsing c<qw>.

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