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Re: Calling subroutine syntax

by crabbdean (Pilgrim)
on May 01, 2004 at 15:13 UTC ( #349622=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Calling subroutine syntax

Okay, that answers what it is I saw ... it was prototyping. I'd never seen it before and couldn't find any reference documentation for it because I didn't know what it was called. Thanks. :-)

Note: My initial example contained a colon (:) in the prototype when really it should have been a semi-colon (;)

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Re(2): Calling subroutine syntax
by bart (Canon) on May 02, 2004 at 13:57 UTC
    I can recommend Tom Christiansens' rant against prototyping on why in general you want to stay away from it, even though the article is about 5 years old now.

    FMTEYEWTK on Prototypes in Perl

    It used to be available as an article on too, but not any more.

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