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Re^2: Setting $0 clears /proc/PID/environ too

by kikuchiyo (Friar)
on Jan 17, 2020 at 09:39 UTC ( #11111516=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Setting $0 clears /proc/PID/environ too
in thread Setting $0 clears /proc/PID/environ too

Does changing $0 destroy %ENV or does perl copy the environment out of the way before reusing the original environment block?

No, that happens very early, so even BEGIN blocks have %ENV correctly filled, and in any case later changes to %ENV are not reflected in /proc/PID/environ. That file is more like a historical record of what the environment was when the process started, and as such, it has potential (if marginal) uses, and that's why this bothers me.

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