Except that doesn't actually work. It turns on the strict rules for the rest of the string you're eval
uating, but that's it.
$x = 1;
Global symbol "$x" requires explicit package name at - line 2.
Global symbol "$x" requires explicit package name at - line 3.
Execution of - aborted due to compilation errors.
eval 'use strict' if 1;
$x = 1;
By convention, the all-lowercase modules like strict
, and utf8
declarations. They change the rules of Perl as a language. You should expect that they work through magic, and they produce results which are magical. Typically, they are not just "build up a symbol table and call import()" like all the other modules.
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