On 8/19/05, Kroeger Simon (ext) <simon.kroeger.ext / siemens.com> wrote:
> At least for someone who never coded Perl, the mere existance
> of the following is kind of frightening:
> 
> $! $@ $& $+ $` $' $= $1 to $9 $/ $-0 $\ $, $. $; $< $> $_ $-F
> $0 $* $" $$ $? $: $-a $-d $F $-i $-I $-K $-l $-p $-v $-w

> I'm not aware of a single meaning of the above and I have no
> intention to change this. (and no need fortunately, if I had
> to I wouldn't read this ML)

I've been programming in Ruby for a while now, and I only know the
meanings of $1..$9, $0 (use it all the time -- there's no other
option, as far as I know), $! and $? (only because of shell
programming) and $: (but I usually use $LOAD_PATH). The only one
you'll typically see in my code is $0. And that only for command-line
utility runners.

-austin
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