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Re: Perl oddities

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Mar 01, 2005 at 17:27 UTC ( #435534=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl oddities

It's also kind of odd when your filehandle is not a simple scalar or bareword:

That's something that also bugs me - why is a filehandle a bareword, but every other bareword gets smacked down by strict?

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Re^2: Perl oddities
by brian_d_foy (Abbot) on Mar 01, 2005 at 17:31 UTC

    Don't forget that labels escape strictures too. If Perl can tell what it is, strict doesn't care. With filehandles it knows by position. With labels, it's the colon. You can forward define subs too, and get away with it.

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    brian d foy <bdfoy@cpan.org>
      Perl 6 has no barewords at all. If Perl 6 can't tell what it is from context, it's an error. Classes must be predeclared or use the :: prefix, for instance. They aren't just bareword strings anymore.

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