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Re^2: Never, never, never

by Roy Johnson (Monsignor)
on Apr 22, 2005 at 22:27 UTC ( #450605=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Never, never, never
in thread Never, never, never

Actually, you can hit the symbol table directly, so you never need to use symbolic references per se. Of course, as long as you're aware that you're going into the symbol table, and it's the Right Thing To Do, there's no reason not to use the sym refs.

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Re^3: Never, never, never
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Apr 22, 2005 at 22:32 UTC

    Eh, there's a moral equivlency there. $Package::{'bar'} is a symref just as much as ${'$bar'}, even if one violates use strict 'refs'; and the other does not, I'd say. (But I think there's a good argument the other direction as well.)

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