Perl's lack of 'in' keyword

James Laver james.laver at
Wed Oct 8 16:12:53 BST 2008

On 2008-10-08 15:55, "Philippe Bruhat (BooK)" <philippe.bruhat at>
> Note that the ~~ secret operator (the one that does "scalar" and works
> with Perls older than 5.10, not "smart-match") is called "inchworm".
> Example usage:
>     perl -le'print~~localtime'

Again the name relevance is a question of font.

I also seem to recall the 'inchworm on a stick', '~-'. I had to google to
find out what it does, but it seems to be a high precedence decrement[1]

Now at least we can identify the members who should spend less
time golfing...



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