"Hash literals" per se do not exist. However, remember that when we
evaluate a hash in the list context, we get the pairs of the hash unfolded
into the list. We can exploit this to do hash literals. We simply write
out the list pairs that we want placed into the hash. For example:
my %table = qw/schmoe joe 7.5 1.6/;
would give us the same hash we had in the previous example.