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Re^5: The default hash - accident, coincidence or conspiracy?

by tlm (Prior)
on Jul 02, 2005 at 23:53 UTC ( #471975=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: The default hash - accident, coincidence or conspiracy?
in thread The default hash - accident, coincidence or conspiracy?

The $_ example is misleading, because Perl provides a lot of extra built-in help (like implicit localization) that it doesn't provide for other such variables. (I can easily imagine perfectly well-behaved modules that make heavy use of $_ without ever using a single explicit localization of $_.) Without this extra help I think the use of $_, at least in modules, would become much less attractive. An even with all the extra help, the use of $_ is still fraught with trouble.

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