On Wed, 2 Jun 2004 00:59:58 +0900, Mark Sparshatt
<msparshatt / yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> They do, but that example is a hard reference which isn't discouraged.
> 
> The following is a soft, or symbolic reference,
> 
> $foo = "xo-xo";
> print "1 - foo = $foo\n";
> $scalarref = "foo";             #"foo" rather than \$foo
> $$scalarref = "xe-xe";
> print "2 - foo = $foo\n";


Ah, right you are.  Been a while since I did much with perl.