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Re: Scope surprise

by Nkuvu (Priest)
on Apr 11, 2009 at 00:17 UTC ( #756951=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Scope surprise

If you had use warnings in the script you'd see something like "my" variable $foo masks earlier declaration in same scope at line 6.

I'm pretty sure that Perl is parsing the script prior to actually executing it, seeing the second declaration of $foo which masks the first declaration, and using that second variable in the same scope to actually execute the script. So you're calling the subroutine before defining the second $foo, meaning you print an uninitialized value.

You would see the same output if you had a script like

use strict; foo(); my $foo = 2; sub foo { print "foo: $foo\n"; }

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