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Re: use strict won't require explicit name for all variables?

by ViceRaid (Chaplain)
on Feb 28, 2002 at 10:19 UTC ( #148180=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to use strict won't require explicit name for all variables?

I suspect that it's because $a and $b are, in some places, variables with a "special" meaning to Perl. I'm thinking particularly of sort, which uses $a and $b to stand for the values being compared. If I change the script to use, say $x and $y, I get a strict error, as I'd expect.

This would make $a and $b a bit like the punctuation variables. $_, for example, doesn't need to be explicitly scoped before you use it, which is partly why it's useful as a shortcut.

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