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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • How about using what every other language uses for string concatenation: "+"

    As for the ease of the "~" key - not if you're on a Sun keyboard. :)

    • As for the ease of the "~" key - not if you're on a Sun keyboard. :)

      (Glances over at the blade I'm still not using more than this Linux box.) Ooh, you're right. Hadn't thought of that.

      Why is it the price of getting the control key in the "right" place on my keyboard is totally losing the ~ key?

      --
      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Because in Perl, numbers and strings are easily interconverted. Just try:

      perl -e 'print "5"+"6"'

      and see what happens!

      In any case, the dot operator is wonderful, and I'm disappointed that it's being changed at all.