On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, James Edward Gray II wrote:

> On Jul 13, 2007, at 2:09 AM, Nobuyoshi Nakada wrote:
> 
> > gsub sets $_ in the caller's scope.
> 
> Which is probably another feature of questionable value.  I know it's handy in
> one-liners, but outside of that code using $_ has been out of fashion for some
> time now.

<brainstorming purpose="provoke better, more practical ideas">
  Hmm.  Could something be provided to hint this in advance, pre_declare $_
  or something?  
  require 'perlisms'

  or 

   perly { |binding|.... }
</brainstorming>
> 
> James Edward Gray II
> 
        Hugh