best way to define package constants

Parand T. Darugar tdarugar at
Tue May 16 16:33:28 CDT 2000

Dear Jeff,

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

  I think something like:
package PKGNAME;
use constant var => "foo";

  might work.

>     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?


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