In C, the keyword 'static' has a very particular meaning and purpose. It denotes both persistence and limited visiblity.
Yes, and the mechanism provides the same persistence and limited visibility in Perl's memory space.
But the main problem is that what the macros actually do is not explained.
Which one do you think isn't explained? Unless I'm missing one, the example explains exactly how to use each one.
You try to come across all superior, by taking the documentation as gospel and good, and quoting it verbatim, rather than actually thinking through the implications.
Your argument is lost because every premise is completely wrong.
- I didn't take the docs as gospel. I've actually used the mechanism recently. It was easy, it did the trick, and it should do the trick for the OP.
- I didn't quote any docs.
- I did think through the implications: It solves the OP's problem cleanly and simply. Perhaps you are over-thinking it or trying to make a political statement.
Instead of just trying to help the OP, you try to make political capital from a documentation reference.
That makes no sense. I simply provided a link that explained how to use the mechanism *you* suggested, since you completely failed to help the OP in that regard.