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Andreas Koenig
June 28, 2020 12:41
Re: Announcing Perl 7
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>>>>> On Sun, 28 Jun 2020 03:39:52 -0500, Todd Rinaldo <> said:

 >> On Jun 28, 2020, at 2:38 AM, Paul LeoNerd Evans <> wrote:
 >> If `try` syntax becomes default - probably not in 7 but maybe in 8 -
 >> then how is perltidy going to know how to properly format and indent
 >> this, and all the other exciting syntax we hope to have in place by 8?

  > Easily. They check $].

Hi Todd,

this does not work. For example, see here is a line of perl code:

  print "Hello, Rinaldo";

So what is $] in this line and how do you find out? If you simply run
it, you make a decision, with which interpreter you start it. And hereby
you influence the outcome for $]. So: the value of $] is a result of
your decision, not something intrinsic to the code.


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