>>>>> "H" == Hal E Fulton <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> writes:

H> This is interesting. It's not obvious to me why behavior
H> should be different with -e.

 Well, the problem actually is that it's difficult to explain why the first
 form work and not the second if you use it in a script

   print if !(/=begin/ .. /=end/) && true
   print if (/=begin/ .. /=end/) && true


Guy Decoux