Date: Thu Sep 14 10:03:33 2006
New Revision: 11982
clarfications of .$op indirection
--- doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod (original)
+++ doc/trunk/design/syn/S12.pod Thu Sep 14 10:03:33 2006
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@
Date: 27 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 14 Sept 2006
- Version: 25
+ Version: 26
@@ -223,13 +223,24 @@
$obj.'$methodname'(1,2,3) # call method with $ in name!
The latter is especially useful for postfix forms that might be confusing
-to the lexer or to the human reader
+to the lexer or to the human reader:
$filename.'-e' # same as -e $filename.
.'-e' # same as -e $_
-(The C<q> forms of quoting are not allowed, however, since they'd be
-taken as ordinary method names.)
+And in fact, if there is a choice between a unary prefix and a postfix
+operator, the indirect forms will choose the prefix operator. See S03.
+Likewise, presuming that C<$op> does not name an ordinary method on
+C<$left>, this calls any arbitrary infix operator:
+Of course you can force that with:
+The C<q> forms of quoting are not allowed for method indirection,
+since they'd be taken as ordinary method names.
You must use a special syntax to call a private method: