What is a simple way to execute a string as a Perl command, in a Perl script?
For example, let's say I have a scalar assignment like this:
$cmd = '$var1 = 5;';
If I want to execute $cmd, ending up with $var1 containing 5, what's an easy way to do it, (without parsing the string, picking out the variable & value, and making the assignment with an indirect reference). I've looked at 'eval', and other posts here, but can't find anything appropriate yet.
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