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Addendum:

  • local

I almost always use this construct with local except if I want to alias globally.

 local *var = \$main::var;

Otherwise any later use of $My::var in another scope will also be aliased.

  • importing

Should also be mentioned that typeglob aliasing is the essential underlying mechanism Exporter is using.

Though mostly for subs not vars and always globally.

Cheers Rolf
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In reply to Re^2: Unusual variable declaration by LanX
in thread Unusual variable declaration by davies

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