On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 02:05:28PM +1100, Timothy S. Nelson wrote: > Does this mean that $! is a container of some sort?
It's an object, which (in the abstract) can contain anything it jolly well pleases. The main question beyond that is how it responds if used like one of the standard containers. I don't see any great motivation for that offhand, but we'll have to examine the use cases as things progress. Larry