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Re (tilly) 1: Can you create *real* global variables?

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Jan 25, 2002 at 02:09 UTC ( #141344=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Can you create *real* global variables?

There are 2 ways I have seen to do this. One, 5.6 and higher, is to start the name with a ^. Blame Dominus for this hack. The other one is to start the name with a '.

In both cases the variable is always kept in package main. And both syntaxes will not be supported in Perl 6.

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Re: Re (tilly) 1: Can you create *real* global variables?
by japhy (Canon) on Jan 25, 2002 at 02:45 UTC
    Except that starting a variable name with a ' is just a hack for starting it with a ::, which doesn't stop me from then appending a different namespace. The ^ hack is totally separate.

    _____________________________________________________
    Jeff[japhy]Pinyan: Perl, regex, and perl hacker.
    s++=END;++y(;-P)}y js++=;shajsj<++y(p-q)}?print:??;

      I just said what would work, not why it does.

      You might also have noted that I did not say why each solution was going to not be supported in 6.0. I have to leave people some incentive to re-read the documentation! :-)

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