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Tuesday November 26, 2002
12:03 PM

Not your usual perl

[ #9154 ]
I kid you not

$foo = "a string";
print "${";
foo} or is it?


a string or is it?

broquaint out

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  • Nice one!

    That's even simpler than the examples I found - you've demonstrated the problem without the hash lookup.

    (Patches welcome [mailto])

    • The code was adapted from japhy []'s New Obfuscation Trick! []. You'll get it whenever you use brace to quote/dereference something in an interpolated string e.g

      $foo = "a string";

      print "[${";

      $bar = qq<[${>;

      print $bar;

      @baz = qw( a list of strings );

      print qq([@{);

      $str = "dereferenced";
      $strstr = 'str';

      print "[${";

      %hash = qw( ichi ni );
      print "[$hash{"


      [a string]
      [a string]
      [a list of strings]

      Would love to knock up a patch but wouldn't have the f


      broquaint out