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Perl uses basically the same scheme as Java *) for variables: variables are just pointers to values. The interesting question is: what does perl do with values.

perl guts illustrated answers that question far better than I could.

*) Note: my java internals knowledge is minimal, so I could be wrong.


In reply to Re: Behind the Scenes - Perl Variables by Joost
in thread Behind the Scenes - Perl Variables by kidd

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