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Re: Prototyping - is it necessary?

by Codon (Friar)
on Aug 31, 2005 at 22:24 UTC ( #488255=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Prototyping - is it necessary?

You have another bug in your code (or you transcribed it incorrectly):

(my $datafile, $chomp) = @_;
my is not going to apply to $chomp. Under strict, this should throw an error Global symbol "$chomp" requires explicit package name.

Try this instead:

my ($datafile, $chomp) = @_;
Ivan Heffner
Sr. Software Engineer, DAS Lead, Inc.

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Re^2: Prototyping - is it necessary?
by bioMan (Beadle) on Sep 01, 2005 at 19:49 UTC

    Yes, I caught that bug after my post. Originally I had a statement before

    (my $datafile, $chomp) = @_;

    That read,

    my $chomp = 0;

    ... but I removed it knowing that if I could remove the prototyping and only pass in a value for $datafile then $chomp would automatically be set to undef. I forgot to move "my" outside the parentheses. Poof! a bug!

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