In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, herbert breunung <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> currently just used for compile time constants like $?LINE allright so > far so good. > but why not use that for all constants like > > my $?constant = 5; The $? is telling us where the value came from, not that it's a constant. Since it's a compile time value, it also happens to be something that we can't change.