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3.2.3. Using Variables from a Different Namespace

It is also possible to use the global variables of different packages. However, such variables need to be declared using the use vars qw($myvar1 @myvar2) construct.

Here's an example for a module that defines a variable and another one that access it:

# This file is
package MyVar;

use strict;
use warnings;

# Declare a namespace-scoped variable named $myvar.
use vars qw($myvar);

sub print_myvar
    print $myvar, "\n";


use strict;
use warnings;

use MyVar;

$MyVar::myvar = "Hello";


$MyVar::myvar = "World";


Written by Shlomi Fish