How to know when a variable is set

Michael Hudson mwh at
Wed Nov 14 16:49:23 CET 2001

madsurfer2000 at (-) writes:

> How can I test if a variable has been given a value, or if it's undefined?

Why would you want to do that?  Specificaly, in what context do you
want to know?


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 Perl scripting language as a "Swiss-Army chainsaw", intending to 
 convey his evaluation of the language as exceedingly powerful but 
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