Thank you oh so very much for reminding me why I left Perl Monks. I was last here 5 years ago under a name I have long since forgotten the password to, and — to be honest — who I am (or was) is of no consequence. If you need to know who I am to take me seriously, then you've already lost the plot.
Do you remember the "fun" that was this SoPW? I was around for that and wondered why Abigail responded the way he did. Over time I came to understand his position; eventually leading me to quietly walk away a few years after the aforementioned exchange.
I will leave you with two things:
- Mutating global state is bad. We all know this. Why should Perl special variables get a pass on that?
- And the last is certainly not the least.