NAME

vars::i - Perl pragma to declare and simultaneously initialize global variables.

SYNOPSIS

    use Data::Dumper;
    $Data::Dumper::Deparse = 1;
                                                                    #
    use vars::i '$VERSION' => 3.44;
    use vars::i '@BORG' => 6 .. 6;
    use vars::i '%BORD' => 1 .. 10;
    use vars::i '&VERSION' => sub(){rand 20};
    use vars::i '*SOUTH' => *STDOUT;
                                                                    #
    BEGIN {
        print SOUTH Dumper [
            $VERSION, \@BORG, \%BORD, \&VERSION
        ];
    }
                                                                    #
    use vars::i [ # has the same affect as the 5 use statements above
        '$VERSION' => 3.66,
        '@BORG' => [6 .. 6],
        '%BORD' => {1 .. 10},
        '&VERSION' => sub(){rand 20},
        '*SOUTH' => *STDOUT,
    ];
                                                                    #
    print SOUTH Dumper [ $VERSION, \@BORG, \%BORD, \&VERSION ];
                                                                    #
    __END__

DESCRIPTION

For whatever reason, I once had to write something like

    BEGIN {
        use vars '$VERSION';
        $VERSION = 3;
    }

and I really didn't like typing that much.

Also, I like being able to say

    use vars::i '$VERSION' => sprintf("%d.%02d", q$Revision: 1.3 $ =~ /: (\d+)\.(\d+)/);

    use vars::i [
     '$VERSION' => sprintf("%d.%02d", q$Revision: 1.3 $ =~ /: (\d+)\.(\d+)/),
     '$REVISION'=> '$Id: GENERIC.pm,v 1.3 2002/06/02 11:12:38 _ Exp $',
    ];

Like with use vars;, there is no need to fully qualify the variable name.

SEE ALSO

See vars, "our" in perldoc, "Pragmatic Modules" in perlmodlib.

1 POD Error

The following errors were encountered while parsing the POD:

Around line 178:

'=end FOR LATER ON CPAN' is invalid. (Stack: =begin FOR)