brian d foy writes: > In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Larry Wall > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 08:28:48AM -0800, brian d foy wrote: > > > > : In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Larry Wall > > : <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > : > > : > : Later in the "Literals" section of S02, there's a chart of the > > : > : corresponding forms for fat arrow, pair, and paren notation. It has > > : > : > > : > : a => 'foo' :a<foo> :a(<foo>) > > > > You're confusing various levels here when you say "same thing". > > They're the same in some ways and different in others. > > Well, I think the documentation is confusing it. If these notations > are not the same thing, should there be a table that shows the > correspondence of these forms?
Those three _are_ all the same thing, in that they all generate pairs. The colon can _also_ be used for forming adverbs (similarly to how the slash can be used for both regexes and division, in different places), but that doesn't effect the equivalence of the above. Smylers