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The only way to get the result you note is to call that_sub() before this_sub(). This prints "Hello Jeff" just fine

sub this_sub { $this_variable = "Jeff"; } sub that_sub { print "Hello "."$this_variable"; } this_sub(); that_sub(); # prints Hello Jeff

All I can presume is that your test case above is not the same as your real code as the test works exactly as expected. this_sub sets the global var $this_variable which is then available everwhere.

cheers

tachyon

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In reply to Re: Re: Re: Need some help with a dodgy variable by tachyon
in thread Variable Scope by Anonymous Monk

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