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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
July 16, 2003 07:26
Subject:
why we are doing this
Message ID:
20030716150854.T20414@plum.flirble.org
I claim that Dave Mitchell's sig file knows exactly why we are doing this:

----- Forwarded message from Dave Mitchell <davem@fdgroup.com> -----

Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 15:02:54 +0100
From: Dave Mitchell <davem@fdgroup.com>
To: Arthur Bergman <sky@nanisky.com>
Cc: "'perl5-porters@perl.org'" <perl5-porters@perl.org>
Subject: Re: Fatal 5.8.1 error in our $FOO = x if $FOO

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 02:09:13PM +0100, Arthur Bergman wrote:
> 
> On Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at 02:04  pm, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> 
> >the second $foo refers to whatever was in scope had the 'our' 
> >declaration
> >not been there (so you get the 'explicit package name' warning).
> 
> It isn't actually a warning is it, it is a fatal error?

true.

-- 
The perl5 internals are a complete mess. It's like Jenga - to get the
perl5 tower taller and do something new you select a block somewhere in
the middle, with trepidation pull it out slowly, and then carefully
balance it somewhere new, hoping the whole edifice won't collapse as a
result.
		- Nicholas Clark.

----- End forwarded message -----

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