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October 3, 2018 06:10
"temp" vs "my"
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Reading and playing with

There's an example showing how temp is "dynamic" - that any jump outside a
block restores the value. All well and good.

Then I thought, what if I want a lexical temporary value- then use "my"-
and this is all well and good:

my $v = "original";
    my $v = "new one";
    start {
        say "[PROMISE] Value before block is left: `$v`";
        sleep 1;
        say "[PROMISE] Block was left while we slept; value is still `$v`";
    sleep ½;
    say "About to leave the block; value is `$v`";
say "Left the block; value is now `$v`";
sleep 2;

Then I thought, well, what if I want to initialize the inner $v with the
outer $v.

my $v = "original";
    my $v = $v; # "SORRY! Cannot use variable $v in declaration to
initialize itself"
    say "inner value is $v";
    $v= "new one";

Gentle reader, how would you succinctly solve this contrived example?
Anything you like better than this?

my $v = "original";
given $v -> $v is copy {
    say "inner value is $v"; # "original", good
    $v= "new one";


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