English(3)             Perl Programmers Reference Guide             English(3)

       English - use nice English (or awk) names for ugly punctuation

           use English;
           if ($ERRNO =~ /denied/) { ... }

       This module provides aliases for the built-in variables whose names no
       one seems to like to read.  Variables with side-effects which get
       triggered just by accessing them (like $0) will still be affected.

       For those variables that have an awk version, both long and short
       English alternatives are provided.  For example, the $/ variable can be
       referred to either $RS or $INPUT_RECORD_SEPARATOR if you are using the
       English module.

       See the perlvar manpage for a complete list of these.

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