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Re: Tying

by merlyn (Sage)
on Sep 25, 2001 at 08:50 UTC ( #114483=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Need simple example tying scalar to localtime()

untested, but I think I'll get this right. :)
{ package Tie_timer; sub TIESCALAR { bless {}, shift } sub FETCH { scalar localtime } } tie $now, Tie_timer; print $now;

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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Re: Re: Tying
by blueflashlight (Pilgrim) on Sep 25, 2001 at 09:09 UTC
    you are my hero.

    Taking your example, and my pathetic perl ability, I came up with:
    #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Tie::Scalar; package Tie_timer; sub TIESCALAR { bless {}, shift } sub FETCH { scalar localtime } package main; my $now; tie ($now, "Tie_timer"); print "$now\n"; sleep 5; print "$now\n"

    ... which worked perfectly. Perhaps I even understand it better.

    thanks again. --sandy

      It's a small thing, but you don't actually need to use Tie::Scalar. You're not using anything from it.


      "The first rule of Perl club is you don't talk about Perl club."

        really? I didn't realize that "tie" was a built-in. while I like modules as much as the next guy, It's great that this is one less then I need to use.

        Thanks, --Sandy

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