On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Nicholas Clark wrote:Yes, "magic" obviously can work, but it's a greater run-time penalty -- if
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 03:06:40PM -0400, Deven T. Corzine wrote:
> > The only accurate way to know if the code modifies the variables is to do
> Well, perl5 does already manage to avoid auto-vivifying hash keys when they
you do some sort of dataflow analysis, you pay the penalty at compile time
instead. I'm not sure which is better, ultimately. It probably varies.
Anyway, the Perl 5 magic you speak of presumably only works for a single
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