best way to define package constants

jeff jeff at
Tue May 16 16:18:33 CDT 2000

what is the best way to define a package constant? If I do

    package PKGNAME;
    $PKGNAME::var = "foo";

the variable can be modified outside the package. But I don;t want that.
Or I can make it a my and create a get routine for it. Or what?

Jeff Saenz
jeff at


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