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Date: 2011aug3
Source: Talk by Damian Conway
Language: Perl

Q.  Any obscure operators in perl 5?

A.  Did you know about the "tends to" operator in Perl?
Like Calculus limits.
Looks like  -->

For example:

$count = 10; while ($count --> 0) { print "$count\n"; }
This is a joke. Its really the familiar decrement (--) and greater than (>) squished together :) ie:
$count = 10; while ($count-- > 0) { print "$count\n"; }
Perl will run both these examples the same. Apparently it works in C and other languages. Impress your friends with the mysterious "tends to" operator.