in reply to Things are not what they seem like.
At first I thought, what the...? But then I realized that $; was the name of a variable. Next I say, "AHA! Does it work with use strict ?" At first I didn't think so since I thought that you would have to declare $; by saying "my $;", but then I hopped on over to perlvar and realized that $; is a "special variable" and that set me straight.
And a few moments later, I said, "Doh! I should have just read btrott's post and it would have saved me a lot of trouble. Oh, well."
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