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Poor diagnostic when declaring hash slice #92

p5pRT opened this issue Jun 21, 1999 · 1 comment

Poor diagnostic when declaring hash slice #92

p5pRT opened this issue Jun 21, 1999 · 1 comment


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p5pRT commented Jun 21, 1999

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p5pRT commented Jun 21, 1999


When I run this program​:

  my @​bar{1,2,3} = (1,2,3);
  my @​foo{map $_,1,2,3} = (1,2,3);

I get the output​:

  Can't declare hash slice in my at line 1, near "} ="
  Can't use global $_ in "my" at line 2.

I think the error reported on line 2 is confusing. I expect to see the
same error on line 2 as on line 1, since both lines are erroneously
trying to declare a hash slice with "my".

Perl Info

Site configuration information for perl 5.00502:

Configured by abw at Thu Nov 19 10:50:08 GMT 1998.

Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 5 subversion 2) configuration:
    osname=solaris, osvers=2.6, archname=sun4-solaris
    uname='sunos bandanna 5.6 generic_105181-03 sun4u sparc sunw,ultra-1 '
    hint=previous, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=undef useperlio=undef d_sfio=undef
    cc='gcc', optimize='-O', gccversion=2.8.0
    cppflags='-I/opt/gnu/include -I/user/perl/build/include'
    ccflags ='-I/opt/gnu/include -I/user/perl/build/include'
    stdchar='unsigned char', d_stdstdio=define, usevfork=false
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    alignbytes=8, usemymalloc=n, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='gcc', ldflags ='-L/opt/gnu/lib -L/user/perl/build/lib'
    libpth=/opt/gnu/lib /lib /usr/lib /usr/ccs/lib /user/perl/build/lib
    libs=-lsocket -lnsl -lgdbm -ldl -lm -lc -lcrypt -ldb
    libc=/lib/, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=' '
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-G -L/opt/gnu/lib -L/user/perl/build/lib'

Locally applied patches:

@INC for perl 5.00502:

Environment for perl 5.00502:
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)

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