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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Forks.pm dilemmaby Courage (Parson)
|on Aug 09, 2003 at 19:28 UTC||Need Help??|
For sure we were talking apples and oranges.
Initially I thought that you can not use *XS* feature in perl-5.6.1 that was appeared in perl-5.8.0.
Now I see that in perl-5.6.1 there is no way at all to prototype a subroutine that takes a reference to array or hash as its first argument. I checked sources and realized that.
In this case may be source filters could be kind of solution as a hack. But source filter not necessarily installed everywhere.
May be it's better to introduce three prototyped functions for each: share_a, share_s, share_h (for sharing array, scalar and hash respectively)?
Also I did some RTFSing (f=fine here), and now understand a little bit more on situation. Following code is a maximum that I reached on this matter, it finds a prototype for a subroutine:
Courage, the Cowardly Dog