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> Anyway, let us know if you'll find something in perl5db.pl or somewhere else.

see http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/SHAY/perl-5.22.1/lib/perl5db.pl

line 405

=head4 C<@dbline> Local alias to the magical line array, C<@{$main::{'_<'.$filename}}> , supplied by the Perl interpreter to the debugger. Contains the source.

and line 176

=head1 DATA STRUCTURES MAINTAINED BY CORE There are a number of special data structures provided to the debugger + by the Perl interpreter. The array C<@{$main::{'_<'.$filename}}> (aliased locally to C<@dbline> via glob assignment) contains the text from C<$filename>, with each element corresponding to a single line of C<$filename>.

Seems to be magic. Dunno if it depends on debug flags or just the context of the DB package like other magic (e.g. @DB::args )

Anyway, let us know if you'll find something details about that magic. ;-).

Cheers Rolf
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In reply to Re^4: Introspecting the current Perl file via DATA, even w/o DATA? (perl5db.pl) by LanX
in thread Introspecting the current Perl file via DATA, even w/o DATA? by LanX

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