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Re: Stumped when passing barewords

by halley (Prior)
on Apr 22, 2004 at 13:31 UTC ( #347349=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Stumped when passing barewords

I'm surprised you're not getting the dreaded "prototype too late" warning. That may be the real bug here.
use strict; use warnings; foo(2,3,4); sub foo($$$) { print "@_", $/ } __OUTPUT__ main::foo() called too early to check prototype at - line 3. 2 3 4

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Re: Re: Stumped when passing barewords
by broquaint (Abbot) on Apr 22, 2004 at 13:53 UTC
    This is because in your example the call to foo can be discerned at compile-time, whereas subroutine calls within other subroutines can't due to perl's dynamic nature, hence the lack of use strict 'subs must exist'.
    HTH

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