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Re: A question of style - declaring lexicals

by Ryszard (Priest)
on Jun 03, 2004 at 08:04 UTC ( #359975=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A question of style - declaring lexicals

I tend to declare my variables wrt to these guidelines.

  1. If the variable is used thru out an entire sub, I declare it at the top.
  2. If the variable is used exclusively within a loop, declare it inside the loop.
  3. If a variable will be used part way thru' the method/sub I will declare it on a line just before it is used.
I tend to keep away from globals unless i'm being particularly lazy, but in that case, the global is always declared at the top of the script.. :-)


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Re: A question of style - declaring lexicals
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Jun 03, 2004 at 13:38 UTC
    When do you consider a variable to be used "thru out an entire sub", and "used part way thru' the method/sub"? Is a variable that used for the first time on the second line used throughout, or part way?

    Abigail

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