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  • FrewSchmidt2 [9844] % perl -le 'print (-1) ** (1/2)'

    Am I missing something here?
    • indeed you are:

      C:\Users\burak>perl -MO=Deparse -le "print (-1) ** (1/2)"
      BEGIN { $/ = "\n"; $\ = "\n"; }
      print(-1) ** 0.5;
      -e syntax OK

      try this instead:

      print( (-1) ** (1/2) )

      • Hah! The funny thing is that I was talking to someone about this bug YESTERDAY. Thanks.
      • Having to liberally splatter brackets around the place looks no better than having to force something to not be interpreted as an integer. It's certainly just as obscure.