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Re^2: scope of variable

by bart (Canon)
on May 27, 2013 at 11:46 UTC ( #1035394=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: scope of variable
in thread scope of variable

Nested subs in Perl are actually global, but they bind, as a closure to the variables for the first time the parent sub is called.

Which is, I'm pretty sure, the root of his problem.

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Re^3: scope of variable
by space_monk (Chaplain) on May 27, 2013 at 13:06 UTC

    Thanks, I learn something new about Perl every day. When I saw the nested subs, I thought I was looking a JavaScript for a moment! :-)

    If you spot any bugs in my solutions, it's because I've deliberately left them in as an exercise for the reader! :-)

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