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Perl Language Reference Manual
by Larry Wall and others
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$b

Special package variables when using sort(), see . Because of this specialness $a and $b don't need to be declared (using use vars, or our()) even when using the strict 'vars' pragma. Don't lexicalize them with my $a or my $b if you want to be able to use them in the sort() comparison block or function.

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