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Father Chrysostomos
November 14, 2016 17:09
Re: are lexical subs supposed to override keywords?
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On Nov 14, 2016, at 1:29 AM, Dave Mitchell <> wrote:

> It surprised me that perl keywords are overridden by lexical sub names.
> Is this intentional? I couldn't find anything in perlsub about it.
>    my sub for { print "in lex sub (@_) \n" }
>    for (1,2);
> outputs
>    in lex sub (1 2)

That is wholly intentional.  It is similar to how a lexical @INC overrides the global @INC.  The core keywords could all be thought of as being in a namespace that gets searched by default before the current package.  Lexical symbols always take precedence over other namespaces.
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