in reply to An eighth use of local

I think that temporary values for elements of aggregates was one of the first 'eigth use's to arise after Mark wrote his article. Probably the most common usage of this is the temporary signal handler.

Note that his article is quite old. For over five years, there has been no need for localized file- or dirhandles. Uses of localized file- and dirhandles could be moved to the last point: relics of the past.

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