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Re: Typeglobs and constant variables

by AnomalousMonk (Chancellor)
on May 30, 2013 at 06:56 UTC ( #1035979=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Typeglobs and constant variables

If you don't want to declare with our or use constant (maybe also take a look at Readonly, but that seems to exact a speed penalty (Update: see thread Module Readonly, esp. the most recent reply)),  $::myVar is a little bit less typing than  $main::myVar (well, at least as long as you're in the  main package).

>perl -wMstrict -le "*myVar = \3.14159; print $::myVar; " 3.14159

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Re^2: Typeglobs and constant variables
by kcott (Chancellor) on May 31, 2013 at 07:04 UTC
      My preference would be for Const::Fast. My reasons for this are in "Re: Use of Constants"

      One caveat -- beside the build problem -- of that module that it fails to mention, is that its "constants" aren't (compile-time) constants, but rather runtime variables that cannot be varied [sic], and thus they do not trigger Perl's compile-time optimisations.

      For me, that issue alone negate the purpose of using constants almost completely. Combined with the other two issues render it a non starter.

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