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Re: infinite loop blues

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Jun 26, 2003 at 21:07 UTC ( #269414=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to infinite loop blues

What happens if the eval that you use for the import fails for any reason? Check $@ and see if it actually imports correctly.

If that doesn't fix it, then before your goto I would test a can to be sure that it should be found, and start debugging what package it went into, etc.

But I will bet that it is an error hidden behind eval's error trapping.

UPDATE: The reason why this is an infinite loop is that you call a method which is not there, falls into an AUTOLOAD, which calls the same method, it still is not there, falls into the same AUTOLOAD, etc.

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Re: Re: infinite loop blues
by jynx (Priest) on Jun 26, 2003 at 21:30 UTC
    doh, got it in one.

    it was not in fact importing correctly, because of a bad method setup. In the file it had up near the top something that i didn't notice until i added the following line to

    if (eval { require $method }) { $method =~ s/^functions\/(.*)\.pm$/$1/; eval "import functions::${method}"; die $@ if $@; # added this, which gave me the error message i +needed...
    After running it i got the error message "function commit redefined", which told me the error right away! i promptly opened the file and told it to EXPORT print_forms instead of commit (oops, i'm usually much better at changing things after a copy/paste :-(

    So that fixed the problem, but why was it infinite looping? Why didn't it stop after one iteration?


    PS i can't believe i, yet again, made the "select is broken" error. i thought i had progressed past that stage. grrr...

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