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Re: callback or call now?

by erikharrison (Deacon)
on Oct 17, 2002 at 16:13 UTC ( #206061=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to callback or call now?

I think that you've got it turned around. The common case, in my mind, would be import by ref instead of import by callback. The second slash means "Something a little funny is going on" which would be the callback case, to my mind.


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Re: Re: callback or call now?
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Oct 17, 2002 at 18:20 UTC
    If backslash simply means "not the default", then its meaning varies with your expectations.

    I'm thinking that it more-specifically means "take it literally, not as instructions to find the answer.". Then you get this progression:

    foo => &bar means call bar now when the structure is being built. foo => \&bar means call bar later, when foo is imported (and bar can see the context of what the impoter is asking for). Finally, foo => \\&bar will call bar even later, when foo is actually called after being imported.


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