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Re^3: Reference assessment techniques and how they fail ($[)

by Jenda (Abbot)
on Apr 08, 2008 at 00:03 UTC ( #678861=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Reference assessment techniques and how they fail ($[)
in thread Reference assessment techniques and how they fail

Note that, unlike other compile-time directives (such as strict), assignment to $[ can be seen from outer lexical scopes in the same file. However, you can use local() on it to strictly bound its value to a lexical block.
       from perldoc perlvar

So I don't have to worry that someone will change mine $[ from within a different file that I used, but I still might run into problems if someone fiddles with $[ somewhere above my code in the same file.

@a = (0,1,2,3,4,5); sub pr { print "sub \$a[2]=$a[2]\n"; } print "\$a[2]=$a[2]\n"; pr; { $[ = 1; print "\$a[2]=$a[2]\n"; pr; } print "\$a[2]=$a[2]\n"; pr;

I refuse to worry anyway.

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