Assign method call to hash value?

pierre masci piemas25 at
Tue Jan 29 12:44:25 GMT 2013

>  I'm still not clear why assigning $r->method as a hash value doesn't invoke a scalar
> context, which is what I wanted rather than the array context option for
> $r->method. In the end I found:
> gvim

1. "assigning $r->method" does not invoke any context.
In this case, the context is "we are inside a hash".

2. A hash is a list.
It's just a list which knows that its elements are "coupled" 2 by 2.
As a consequence, inside a hash you are in list context.

3. In this list context, any method that is context-sensitive will
return a list.
If you want to force your method to return a scalar anyway,
you have to use the scalar() function.

Is that clear?
If not, which part is not clear?

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