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Re: my and local differences

by redcloud (Parson)
on Nov 10, 2000 at 23:10 UTC ( #40998=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to my and local differences

Always use my unless you need to use local.

Time when you need to use local include:

  • On "punctuation" variables (for example, $_)
  • When you want to access the localized variable in a subroutine that you call from inside that scope.

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RE: Re: my and local differences
by Fastolfe (Vicar) on Nov 10, 2000 at 23:20 UTC
    Instead of mentioning the punctuation variables, I usually tell people "use local whenever you want to mask a global variable with a localized value". The "punctuation variables" are examples of global variables that you might want to change the values of in a particular scope.

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