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Re^2: dynamic loading modules

by sdetweil (Sexton)
on Sep 03, 2012 at 15:19 UTC ( #991449=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: dynamic loading modules
in thread dynamic loading modules

thx.. I added this to my begin block

if ($^O eq "MSWin32") { print ("begin\n"); my $win32 =""; require $win32; import $win32 qw(GetOSName); }
I get the print message fom my begin block code. and still call it
my $os = GetOSName();
and it still fails
Undefined subroutine &main::GetOSName

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Re^3: dynamic loading modules
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Sep 03, 2012 at 18:07 UTC

    This is never going to work:

    my $win32 =""; import $win32 qw(GetOSName);

    If there isn't already an import() in your current package, this will effectively become:

    ''->import( 'GetOSName' );

    Because there's no package called, nothing will get imported. You're better off writing:

    Win32->import( 'GetOSName' );

    ... or even:

    'Win32'->import( 'GetOSName' );
Re^3: dynamic loading modules
by choroba (Canon) on Sep 03, 2012 at 19:39 UTC
    The line calling GetOSName() should never be called on any system other than Windows. Fix the logic of your program.
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