in reply to Re(5): Toggling between two values
in thread Toggling between two values

Would you say that &bar is a closure?
Yes, it is, according to the standard definition.

OTOH, there needs to be a term for "subroutine which is created at run time via the sub operator and thus may have bindings to lexicals which outlive the names of those lexicals"...

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Re(7): Toggling between two values
by chip (Curate) on May 07, 2003 at 21:08 UTC
    Hm. I'd call them "non-trivial closures" or, if I were to use a term from the Perl internals, "cloning closures".

    And, BTW: "Sorry about that, merlyn."

        -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos