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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for vars (redhat section 3pm)

vars(3pm)			 Perl Programmers Reference Guide			vars(3pm)

NAME
       vars - Perl pragma to predeclare global variable names (obsolete)

SYNOPSIS
	   use vars qw($frob @mung %seen);

DESCRIPTION
       NOTE: For variables in the current package, the functionality provided by this pragma has
       been superseded by "our" declarations, available in Perl v5.6.0 or later.  See "our" in
       perlfunc.

       This will predeclare all the variables whose names are in the list, allowing you to use
       them under "use strict", and disabling any typo warnings.

       Unlike pragmas that affect the $^H hints variable, the "use vars" and "use subs" declara-
       tions are not BLOCK-scoped.  They are thus effective for the entire file in which they
       appear.	You may not rescind such declarations with "no vars" or "no subs".

       Packages such as the AutoLoader and SelfLoader that delay loading of subroutines within
       packages can create problems with package lexicals defined using "my()". While the vars
       pragma cannot duplicate the effect of package lexicals (total transparency outside of the
       package), it can act as an acceptable substitute by pre-declaring global symbols, ensuring
       their availability to the later-loaded routines.

       See "Pragmatic Modules" in perlmodlib.

perl v5.8.0				    2002-06-01					vars(3pm)


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