On 02/17/2017 06:51 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 9:47 PM, ToddAndMargo <toddandma...@zoho.com
<mailto:toddandma...@zoho.com>> wrote:

    What is the difference between these two commands and why would
    you use ".perl"?

       say "$ServiceName";
       say $ServiceName.perl;

The first uses .gist, which produces a summary of an object ("just the
gist"). For value types, it will be the same as .perl; complex object
types will usually provide a useful subset of information instead of
spilling their guts.

.perl is effectively a built-in version of Perl 5's Data::Dumper,
although currently it has some shortcomings.

Hi Brandon,

Awesome!  Thank you.  I can see a tons of uses for this.


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