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You can also just store a reference to your lexical in a global to simulate the same thing. Yes, "global" "closures" are probably harder to notice than global variables, but the same basic principle applies: keeping a reference to something around prevents it from being destroyed (until global destruction, of course).

But none of that changes the fact that you can avoid the problems with misordered destruction by using only lexical (including making sure that any references to said lexicals are also only in lexicals, etc.). That is a very practical bit of information.

Also, current versions of Perl create a reference loop for "real" closures and so they would also cause you problems (as well as leaking memory if you create lots of closures).

        - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

In reply to (tye)Re2: Tie & Destroy, OOP by tye
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