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in thread Did I say perl?!

So is this one of those instance where perl will do different things based on what subs are defined?

When I try:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; sub System { print "System\n"; } sub out { print "out\n"; } System.out.print("Just another perl hacker?");
I get no errors and it prints both "System" and "out"....


#!/usr/bin/perl # comment out these two lines to change meaning of construct in main sub System { return "SystemSub " } sub out { return "OutSub " }; my $val = main(); print "\n'$val'\n"; sub main { System.out.print("Just another perl hacker?"); }


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Re (tilly) 4: Did I say perl?!
by tilly (Archbishop) on Aug 30, 2001 at 02:28 UTC
    Yes, this is called the "poetry optimization" since its reason for existing was partly to make it easier to write poetry in Perl.