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Re: computed symbol references

by broquaint (Abbot)
on Jul 13, 2004 at 13:23 UTC ( #373972=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to computed symbolic references

  1. The first concatenates $x and the string ::VERSION then symbolically dereferences, the second symbolically dereferences $x::VERSION
  2. $y is undefined because $x::VERSION is undefined, perhaps you meant ${ $y = ${ $x . '::VERSION' } }
  3. because you're passing it as the first argument to print which is expected to be a filehandle if it is not preceded by a comma
If you're interested in dynamically accessing the $VERSION package variable then check out UNIVERSAL::VERSION.
HTH

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