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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: undefining hashes to free memory

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Mar 20, 2004 at 03:13 UTC ( #338232=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: undefining hashes to free memory
in thread undefining hashes to free memory

It is very much not a good thing, especially when Perl forgets to reinitialize that memory as happens with the infamous my $foo if cond(); bug when the condition is false.

<gripe>Which would have triggered a warning in Perl 5.10, but p5p in its infinite wisdom decided that there would be too many real bugs reported, and therefore will only report a warning in the case where the author probably intended the odd behaviour.</gripe>

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