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Re: what does main->{x} = 1 do?

by wade (Pilgrim)
on May 13, 2008 at 23:30 UTC ( #686403=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to what does main->{x} = 1 do?

'main' can be a hash ref, or an array, or whatever -- differentiated by the character in front and what's been put in there (I'm a little shaky on the Perl internals). The code that you had, in order to print '1' needed to have a '$' in front of the 'main' in the first line.

Now, if you:

use strict; use warnings; use diagnostics;

Then you get a 'bareword' error without the '$' and you get a 'undefined' error with the '$' -- all as expected.


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