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Re: Unusual Closure Behaviour

by Dominus (Parson)
on Jul 14, 2001 at 19:10 UTC ( #96743=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Unusual Closure Behaviour

(tachyon asks about my $x if undef.)

This was discussed extensively on p5p about a year ago. The end result of the discussion is that this behavior is a bug, and, although it is going to stay in for the time being because nobody can see how to fix it, you should not depend on it either, because it is a bug, and someone might even fix it someday.

The thread begins here, and there is a recent message about it from Jarkko Hietaniemi that calls it a bug, and an older message from Larry Wall that says In Ada parlance, use of this feature would be considered erroneous.

Mark Dominus
Perl Paraphernalia

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