Mark J. Reed wrote:
Is "item context" what we're calling scalar these days, or something else?
According to S03, it does indeed appear that "item context" is the current terminology for what perl 5 called "scalar context": The item contextualizer item foo() The new name for Perl 5's scalar contextualizer. Equivalent to $(). We still call the values scalars, and talk about "scalar operators", but scalar operators are those that put their arguments into item context. -- Jonathan "Dataweaver" Lang