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

by hossman (Prior)
on Dec 23, 2004 at 20:14 UTC ( #417202=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

this is odd...

hal:~> cat package foo ; print eval('__PACKAGE__'); hal:~> perl -l main hal:~> perl -le 'package foo ;print eval('__PACKAGE__');' foo

Update: d'oh! ... that's what i get for trusting someone else's test case without looking at it closely.

what makes the -e version "work" is definitely the quotes, perl is seeing it as...

package foo ;print eval(__PACKAGE__); which case the __PACKAGE__ gets interpolated before the eval.

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