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Aliasing global variables in Ruby
$magic_word = "xyzzy"
alias $mw $magic_word
$mw = "please"
$mw # => "please"
$magic_word # => "please"
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avdi commented Nov 1, 2011

Note that assigning to the alias changes the original. This is what makes the English stdlib possible.

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