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  • I saw Damian speak here in Portland, OR, and that was what finally convinced me that the new sigils are the way to go. I'm teaching Perl to a friend of mine right now and he's terribly confused about the difference between these two:

    $foo = {};
    %foo = ();

    Mind you, I was trying to steer him away from references while he was first learning, but he's pretty ambituous and is really digging in. He thinks he's getting the hang of it, but I suspect that his mind is really going to get blown when he sees a