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(lexical $_) Re: $_ haters anonymou

by dchetlin (Friar)
on Dec 11, 2000 at 16:17 UTC ( #46067=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: $_ haters anonymou
in thread $_ haters anonymou

Enh, but then it's impossible to define subroutines that work like built-ins such as chomp.

I do that not infrequently.

However, I wouldn't mind having to go through hoops to get there. Perhaps a subroutine attribute would have to be set to allow you access to $_.

sub mychomp : getunderscore { s[${/}\z][]; }

That way, no one could clobber $_ without intending to. And we could also add a pragma to disallow code outside of your file (or perhaps package) from clobbering $_ even if it wanted to.


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