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The docs say "In the first form," eval EXPR, "the return value of EXPR is parsed and executed as if it were a little Perl program."

Perl programs are put into main until a package statement is encountered, so the documentation is consistent with the behaviour (although an explicit statement about this behaviour would be favourable).

Which means the following is wrong?

sub moo { print("moooooain\n"); } package cow; sub moo { print("moooOoooOOoooo\n"); } # <--- prints this eval 'moo();';

There's definitely a bug, since __PACKAGE__ does not agree with the function getting called.

do EXPR is consistent with eval EXPR, as stated in do's docs:

> echo "print(__PACKAGE__, $/);" > script.pl > perl -e "package foo; do 'script.pl';" main

Of course, eval EXPR is inconsistent with eval BLOCK which "parsed--and executed within the context of the current Perl program".


In reply to Re: eval('__PACKAGE__') is always main?!!! by ikegami
in thread eval('__PACKAGE__') is always main?!!! by gmpassos

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