&... is shorthand for namespace.

In WikiaPerl, It is used as a wildcard by a handler to reserve space for an object that has not yet been named.


In scalar context:

$&...="$subroutine name";

The un-named subroutine held in $&... (a blank namespace can have pre-defined properties and attributes to pass to other contexts, elements or objects within an environment.

array Edit

In the list context:


&... positioned as the second-to-last item in @heap as an empty container or wrapper for an object having the same context, properties, attributes and methods as the other members of the array.

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hash Edit

In an object environment that generates reference tables &...'s purpose is to establish a scope:


%&... is now a lexically scoped namespace for $N that is referenced by $n.

Scope and Anonymous Blessing Edit

You've probably heard that perl is well-known as a glue language. Well &... is the WikiaPerl gluestick!

If you already know the name for your scoped or blessed object, but are missing a reference number, name, Name or NAME, you can establish properties like constraint, direction, weight or priority. In the context of time:

Use cases Edit

We always end up in the local context around here &... and now.

daily Edit

You have an array:

@=($Sunday, $&..., Thursday);

$&... is a $DayName between Sunday and Thursday.

weekly Edit

You have a hash table:


@&... is the placeholder for a user's selection of a day of the week value. The user enters "Friday" and gets a report from the I/O module about this Friday or all the Fridays this Year.

monthly Edit


July >
August >
September >

&... represents ({{CURRENTMONTH}} + 2) referencing month-after-next:


Don't forget to offset!

quarterly Edit

Main Page/3 | Main Page/4


Main Page/1 | Main Page/2

In this case, &... represents all the stuff that has to be done around December 31 to transition between Q4 of one year and Q1 of the next year.

Heard it in a LOVE Song Edit

We hope to someday integrate some real-time capabilities into WikiaPerl, using IRC channel bots for Wikia special interest group sites and even WikiProjects like Wikipedia:WikiProject Music.

One possible module is the Wikio - web radio station package. Wikiversity may even use Wikio for audio presentation of course materials andWikiaPerl for handling m:Learning object metadata.

You can set up attributes such as selectivity, integrity, scaleability and extensibility into object models

schedule Edit

Wednesday's &...


Wednesday' s Top 10 countdown, Top news stories, &...

item Edit


&... is a template for a $Song or other audio or media item.

list Edit


You can join or splice lists with a subroutine to be built later.

collection Edit

PLAYLIST editor I/0:&... @_ session variables and a pointer to that session's empty stack or something else yet to be defined.

WikiaPerl Edit

In a weekly context, &... (pronounced:An-da-da-da) is used as the queue position for the input/output handler in's modular interface environment or I/O module. See also: POE::GEN:: Object model


WEEK | Perl Wiki:WEEK | Template:WEEK | Main Page/WEEK Edit

Category:POE::GEN::Category:WikiaPerl Edit


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