thanks to you both for clarification. in fact that is the way things are going.
in reply to Re^2: Closure Confusion
in thread Closure Confusion
the real problem i think is that the code gets created at compile time. stringification cannot happen since the code has not run yet. so variables stay what they are (even with a hypothetical stringification operator).
the same is for the anonymous sub enclosed in an eval (). i could imagine that stringification then works (if only the operator would exist) ... but an eval is expensive, and more than one eval is even more expensive ;)