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I'm using sub _() as a means to localise text
Beside the problem you have with _ having special meaning, the other problem you have is that _ always lives in main. If you would happen to use a module that also defines a sub _, you have a problem.

As for your question of restoring magic to _, I'm afraid I don't know the question. I've used sub _ myself before, and ran into the problem, and the problem I mentioned above. I now no longer use sub _. sub __ doesn't have the mentioned problems.


In reply to Re: Restoring the magic to the _ filehandle in Perl 5.8.9 by JavaFan
in thread Restoring the magic to the _ filehandle in Perl 5.8.9 by clinton

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