On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 08:24:23PM +0200, Juerd wrote:
: Larry Wall skribis 2005-04-06 11:10 (-0700):
: > $$ref follow the ref list to the actual object.
: my $foo;
: my $bar = \$foo;
: my $quux = \$bar;
: my $xyzzy = \$quux;
: How then, with only $xyzzy, do you get $bar? $$xyzzy would follow until
: $foo. I don't like this at all.
You can't get at $bar anyway. You can only get at its thingy. Otherwise
you're talking symbolic refs.
: > $ref.foo() is one of those contexts that forces a deref. The only way
: > to call methods on the Ref itself is through var($ref), or whatever
: > it's called today.
: This is weird.
Chains of scalar refs are weird. At least, they're weird to anyone but
a C programmer or a Perl 5 programmer. We're trying to re-Huffmanize
the weirdness of Perl 6.