Dictionary from list?

Jim Correia jim.correia at pobox.com
Sat Oct 20 03:04:43 CEST 2001

In article <3BD06B08.972910A5 at alcyone.com>,
 Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:

> In particular, what this is really revealing is that a Perl associative
> array is really represented as a list, with each successive pair
> representing a key and a value.  (When writing list and associative
> array literals, you see the same thing.)

It reveals no such thing.  What it reveals is that there is a magic 
coercion that happens at assign time.

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