Good point. I'd still say that it has a bit of #1 due to the magic of %ENV, but it is true that it is also creating a temporary value for a hash element. The @ARGV example, however, was using "normal" localization and affected the whole array.

In reply to Re^3: An eighth use of local by itub
in thread An eighth use of local by rinceWind

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