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Re: conditional self-execution
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Nope, didn't try it -- because in Ruby, __FILE__ is a variable (or constant, or something to that effect, unless I'm grossly mistaken), and in Perl it cannot be a variable thanks to the fact there's no leading sigil. I guess maybe I should have tried it anyway, on the wild-ass guess that maybe it'd magically work somehow regardless of my apparently false assumptions.
I'd been searching for anything and everything I could think to search for that might give such information, using Google, since it didn't occur to me that there'd be a whole class of variable-like things called "special literals" in Perl.
Anyway, thanks for pointing that out.
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