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in reply to Closure Over Scalar?

The assignment to $FIXED_STRING is found after the sub call. It hasn't been executed when the sub is called.

(And using a my var without first executing the my statement is undefined behaviour.)

Use

{ my $FIXED_STRING = 'fixed_string'; my %persistent; sub do_something { my $x = $_[0]; $persistent{$x}{$FIXED_STRING} = rand; END { for my $k (keys %persistent) { print "$k: $persistent{$k}{$FIXED_STRING}\n"; } } } } for my $q ('a'..'g') { do_something($q); print "Done computing\n" }

or use state.

use feature qw( state ); for my $q ('a'..'g') { do_something($q); print "Done computing\n" } sub do_something { my $x = $_[0]; state $FIXED_STRING = 'fixed_string'; state $persistent = {}; $persistent->{$x}{$FIXED_STRING} = rand; END { for my $k (keys %$persistent) { print "$k: $persistent->{$k}{$FIXED_STRING}\n"; } } }

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