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Re^3: Help! My variables are jumping off a cliff!
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OK, thanks for clarifying. I'm just seriously surprised that Perl, which is an extraordinarily sensible language in most other ways, doesn't have a more definite response to this kind of mistake - one that can easily be made unintentionally - in coding. I'm even more surprised that it doesn't seem to bother other people.
I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits.
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