in reply to Re: the "our" declaration ?!!
in thread the "our" declaration ?!!

I recommend instead not using any perl old enough to lack "our". It's a much better proposition in terms of programmer usefulness. Actually I think that (proper) Unicode support and PerlIO are enough reason that most people should never consider using anything less than 5.8. "our" is lovely when dealing with package globals and "use vars" is nothing more than a mistake.