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No. ' is the name of the variable, and because you don't declare it, it is global, and because the current package is main, they are &main::' and @main::' respectively
$ perl -le"print \@', \@{qq!main::'!}" ARRAY(0x979ff4)ARRAY(0x979ff4) $ perl -le"print &'" Undefined subroutine &main::' called at -e line 1.



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