Thanks to a patch from Tom Phoenix, Data::Dumper::Simple 0.07 is on its way to the CPAN. This is an attempt to make parentheses optional:
print Dumper $scalar, @array, %hash;
$scalar = 'Ovid';
@array = (
%hash = (
'it' => 'does',
'I' => 'hope',
'at' => 'least'
I also fixed a little known bug which would trigger indirect method syntax with some subroutines, most notably with &Test::More::diag. Previously, you had to use the parens with diag, now you don't.
diag(Dumper $foo, @bar);
diag Dumper $foo, @bar; # same thing