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Re^4: Accessing main::Constant

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 17, 2009 at 08:01 UTC ( #813154=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Accessing main::Constant
in thread Accessing main::Constant

I've a similar scenario to be addressed,

I've a hash in the pl file, which I need access it from a module. when Instead of using like $main::VAR->{a}->{b} everytime, Instead I wanted to make it($main:VAR) as a constant and When I need to do that operation, I will be calling it like CONSTANT->{a}->{b}.

Am I doing it right?!

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Re^5: Accessing main::Constant
by desemondo (Hermit) on Dec 17, 2009 at 08:49 UTC
    What is the benefit in declaring a constant that contains a reference to a data structure? It doesn't make the child elements readonly...

    Also, I avoid use constant wherever possible and use Readonly instead. In my opinion its far more flexible...
      Also, I avoid use constant wherever possible and use Readonly instead.

      Then you are a victim of marketing and hyperbole.


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