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RE: Favorite Symbol Variable

by radixzer0 (Beadle)
on May 17, 2000 at 00:14 UTC ( #11956=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Favorite Symbol Variable

Seriously, though, how can you not like a variable that is so useful that 95% of the time you dont even need to reference it explicitly.

Or, on the other hand, how can you not pick $_ when you (intentionally or not) use it more than any other?

Be one with the $_.....

Comment on RE: Favorite Symbol Variable
RE: RE: Favorite Symbol Variable
by guice (Scribe) on May 18, 2000 at 21:15 UTC
    Well .. I use it so often, I don't even think of it as there. It's became, well ... default. It's the most useful variable in Perl, but cause I use it so much, I don't see it as a 'kewl' variable. You can't 'do' much with it. Where $\ and $" actually let you play with how things are displayed. Just like CDs where kewl and most useful for ditital media until it's so popular, it's not longer 'kewl'.
RE: RE: Favorite Symbol Variable
by greatnorthern (Initiate) on May 19, 2000 at 13:16 UTC
    Thing is, you barely ever have to type $_ - despite it being implicitly used millions of times each day.

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