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Things would be much easier, if only things worked the way I thought ... but then they'd be something else ; perl should really work the way I think, I shouldn't have to learn how it works
That's really not what I meant. I meant "why is it like that, is there some reason I don't know about?"

Ok, but you said you saw references; cite your references :D ; If they're all in your head, thats cool, but we can't see inside; my experience seeing such reasoning comes from a "professor type" who isn't satisfied with Logic-Wall and "backwards compatibility rules" and has for 26 years

Here is another tip ... 26 years ago perl-1.0 a "replacement" for awk and sed

So the reason is, A Larry Wall can't think of everything :) thats the way it was in the beginning, and backwards compatibility is important :)

In 1987-12-18 the Larry Wall released a "replacement" for awk and sed perl-1.0 with barewords for filehandles; all variables were globals

Maybe there is more info in perl-1.0 sources, or in the usenet postings from 1987, happy hunting

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

A: Chickens do that :)

In reply to Re^3: Why don't file handles have sigils? by Anonymous Monk
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