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Re^3: Setting $0 clears /proc/PID/environ too

by talexb (Canon)
on Jan 17, 2020 at 14:41 UTC ( #11111524=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Setting $0 clears /proc/PID/environ too
in thread Setting $0 clears /proc/PID/environ too

OK -- changing the process name is fine, and I understand that can be quite handy. I was asking about changing $0, which to me is one of Perl's read-only variables. Then again, Perl's a language (like C) where you can A Weird Thing and the language will shrug and say, OK, Joe! while thinking Hmm, not sure why you'd wanna do that. :) Thanks for the detailed response.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

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