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Reed <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I think I need to reread the docs.  What's the colon in the method calls for?
> (That is, why is it $stat_obj.:r instead of just $stat_obj.r ?)

I can't answer the "why" question, but the stuff in S02 might help you.
Look for "generalized adverbial form":

The file test is really an adverbial pair (and see the message about
pairs that I just posted).

Larry just updated S03 with some clarification on file tests. Look at
the section on "Changes to Perl 5 Operators"

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