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Jesse Luehrs
July 5, 2012 18:15
Re: [perl #113974] package NAMESPACE manpage comments
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On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 06:09:17PM -0700, Father Chrysostomos via RT wrote:
> On Thu Jul 05 17:23:06 2012, wrote:
> > Not quite - we still need to fix "dynamic variables",
> I have often been confused as to why they are called that.  Perhaps
> because they can be swapped out dynamically with local and *foo = ...? 
> ‘Package variables’ would be a better term.

But $Foo::bar is also a package variable, and it is unaffected by a
package declaration. David Golden suggested "unqualified variables",
which also isn't quite right (because of lexicals), but "unqualified
package variables" might be good enough.

> > and decide whether
> > multiple 'our' declarations in the same scope should warn, like 'my'
> > declarations do.
> One of my pet peeves:  I can’t use prefix ‘our’ when I use $AUTOLOAD,
> because it might warn.  I have to put ‘our $AUTOLOAD;’ at the top, which
> is sometimes less convenient that putting it next to each use (making
> refactoring easier).
> It should probably only warn if the second ‘our’ is in a different package.

This is in fact the opposite situation to what happens currently - there
is a warning for multiple declarations in the same package, but not if
they are in different packages(:


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