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Is that right?
package foo ; print eval('__PACKAGE__');
Output:
main
The sense tell me that should be foo! I tested this on Perl 5.6.1 and 5.8.3 and the output is the same.

Is that a bug or an odd behavior?

UP: Note that the main idea is not how to get foo as value. The idea is that __PACKAGE__ will always point to main unless we define the package inside the eval like this: eval('package foo ; __PACKAGE__'). This is very odd, since any code evaluated will make references to the local pakcage and not main.

Graciliano M. P.
"Creativity is the expression of liberty".


In reply to eval('__PACKAGE__') is always main?!!! by gmpassos

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