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Re: The default hash - accident, coincidence or conspiracy?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Jun 20, 2005 at 11:53 UTC ( #468284=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The default hash - accident, coincidence or conspiracy?

What's there to document? It's a variable name that follows all the rules (letters/digits/underscores, but no leading digits). It's available for you to use because it's not also one with a predefined meaning. Actually, @_ and $_ are likewise free for you to use in any way you choose, although some actions in Perl give them initial values that are interesting.

I would not call it the "default" hash though. There's nothing default about it. {grin}

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