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Re^2: eval('__PACKAGE__') is always main?!!!

by Corion (Pope)
on Dec 23, 2004 at 20:11 UTC ( #417200=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: eval('__PACKAGE__') is always main?!!!
in thread eval('__PACKAGE__') is always main?!!!

You made a classic shell quoting error - use double quotes for the internal quotes:

perl -le 'package foo ;print eval("__PACKAGE__");'

or, when your shell only gives you one flavour of quote, use Perls superior quoting facilities:

perl -le 'package foo ;print eval(q(__PACKAGE__));'

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Re^3: eval('__PACKAGE__') is always main?!!!
by gaal (Parson) on Dec 23, 2004 at 20:21 UTC
    Eek, you're right; the unquoted __PACKAGE__ of course comes from the un-evaled compile-time pass, and hence does say "foo".

    I can't find mention of this behavior in the docs (eval is where I'd like it to be), so yes, I'd consider this a bug.

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