Assign method call to hash value?

Peter Corlett abuse at
Tue Jan 29 11:48:49 GMT 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:36:21AM +0000, gvim wrote:
> Yes, I'm aware of the scalar function but still not clear why assigning
> $r->method as a hash value doesn't invoke a scalar context in the first
> place.

Because creating an anonymous hash with { ... } imposes list context on its
contents. If it didn't, you wouldn't be able to, for example, conveniently do
$foo = { %$bar, blargh => 1 } to copy a hash while changing one key.

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