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Re: Restoring the magic to the _ filehandle in Perl 5.8.9

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Jan 27, 2010 at 17:30 UTC ( #819979=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Restoring the magic to the _ filehandle in Perl 5.8.9

I'm using sub _() as a means to localise text
Beside the problem you have with _ having special meaning, the other problem you have is that _ always lives in main. If you would happen to use a module that also defines a sub _, you have a problem.

As for your question of restoring magic to _, I'm afraid I don't know the question. I've used sub _ myself before, and ran into the problem, and the problem I mentioned above. I now no longer use sub _. sub __ doesn't have the mentioned problems.

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Re^2: Restoring the magic to the _ filehandle in Perl 5.8.9
by clinton (Priest) on Jan 27, 2010 at 17:36 UTC
    All true. I initially used sub _ because I'd seen it used in Jifty and because it is the standard getttext way of marking text for i18n, and it worked, but yes - playing with magic does have issues.

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