in reply to Re^7: Global variables in Perl
in thread Global variables in Perl

Sorry, must have got garbled in the transfer to the website. See the whole thing below. Note that if this was the case, the script would not have run the second time after changing strict and execution would be aborted at compilation because Perl wouldn't find ExportScalar.

type package ExportScalar; use strict; use warnings; use Exporter; our @ISA = qw( Exporter ); our @EXPORT_OK = qw( DEBUG ); our $DEBUG = 1; sub DEBUG { if (@_) { $DEBUG = shift; } return $DEBUG; } 1;