Anyone know what $::{varname} does ?

Edwardson, Tony Tony.Edwardson at
Thu Oct 18 03:16:58 PDT 2007

> It is the same as $main::varname yes. I'd guess that it was done to
> naïvely get rid of the errors you'd get with "use strict" without having
> to potentially refactor the code to use lexically scoped variables.

Strange, the code make liberal use of "my" and has an extensive list of
global variables specified through "use vars" so it would seem that the
programmer knew what they were doing with regards strictness.

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