Kroeger Simon (ext) wrote on 8/19/2005 4:48 AM:

> 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 

$!, $_ $0 are my favorites.

> I'm not aware of a single meaning of the above and I have no 
> intention to change this. 

well, if you knew perl you'd know what they mean...:) you'd also know
they have perfectly acceptable alternative readable names to them also.

my favorites then would be $OS_ERROR, $ARG, and $PROGRAM_NAME,
although i don't think i've ever seen them in real working perl code...

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