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Re: Dereferencing simple variable

by akho (Hermit)
on Apr 01, 2009 at 13:45 UTC ( #754702=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Dereferencing simple variable

It looks like you are trying to use variable names stored in strings? This is not a very good thing to do, and you should probably reconsider.

However if you insist on doing that, you should look into symbolic references (see perlref). They only work with package variables, however (not those created with my). This seems to work:

my $test = "help"; our $help = 1; no strict 'refs'; if(defined($$test)){ print "defined\n"; };


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Re^2: Dereferencing simple variable
by chrishowe (Acolyte) on Apr 01, 2009 at 14:03 UTC
    I'm going to try and reconsider. As above, hashes are most proably the way forward!

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