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Re^2: Rethrowing with die $@ considered harmful

by xmath (Hermit)
on Jul 22, 2006 at 10:44 UTC ( #562995=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Rethrowing with die $@ considered harmful (local $_ buggy)
in thread Rethrowing with die $@ considered harmful

Another alternative: The local of Data::Alias does it right (it ignores ties and such), so this works:
alias(local $_) = @_ ? $_[0] : $_;

And it avoids localizing the entire *_

The parens here are needed because alias local $_ = ... would be parsed as alias(local $_ = ...) which means the assignment would make an alias, which isn't what you want here.

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