I have used the following logic to
identify blessed things.
$is_blessed = $x =~ /=/; # ASSERTED: ref($x)
Somewhere years ago I got the impression that a
stringified reference was defined to be of the form
But perlref for 5.8.0 says:
Using a reference as a string produces both its referent's
type, including any package blessing as described in
perlobj, as well as the numeric address expressed in hex.
This doesn't guarantee the =, the (, the ) or the order of the
Is there any usage of stringified refs in existing code
that would inhibit
an alteration of their format? Or am I just a odd man out.
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