I have no idea why my last post was a copy of the previous one. Webmail choking on a hairball.

It was supposed to say:

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Oops, :name does break things, e.g.

    if x :return

So, ::name or &name or |name or whatever.

I'm very amused by all the jokes about turning python into perl, but there's a good idea here that doesn't actually require that...

Regards (and hoping it works this time)

- Greg