in reply to Re: Help needed understanding global variables in Perl
in thread Help needed understanding global variables in Perl

I do not claim to have plumbed the depths of our. However, this seems to be the deal: 'our' variables are package variables, just like $main::foo, except that our makes a LEXICALLY scoped declaration that the variable has been legally imported - basically, you can use it's unqualified package name under use strict.

use strict; package foo; our $y = "This is in package foo"; # $x and $y both package $foo::x = "This is in package foo"; # variables print $foo::x; { #bare block our $x; print $x; #$x = $foo::x } #end of bare block print $x #Give a warning under use strict #because the 'our' declaration #is out of scope package bar; print $foo::y; #prints $y declared with 'our' in package foo print $foo::x; #prints $x declared with package name in foo

I don't know if that helps any, (or just confused) but there it is - the weirdness (and, I think, good use) of our.