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swampyankee's scratchpad

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Oct 04, 2005 at 02:08 UTC ( #497112=scratchpad: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Changed these lines in Lint.pm
eval{ $sv->FLAGS & SVf_POK && exists &{$curstash.'::'.$sv->PV} ; warning "Bare sub name '" . $sv->PV . "' interpreted as string +"; }; warn join(", ", @_) if @_; if( $sv->FLAGS & SVf_POK && exists &{$curstash.'::'.$sv->PV} ) { warning "Bare sub name '" . $sv->PV . "' interpreted as string +"; }
and got this result:
3 at c:/PERL/lib/B/Lint.pm line 260. Can't locate object method "FLAGS" via package "B::SPECIAL" at c:/PERL +/lib/B/Lint.pm line 261.

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[karlgoethebier]: perldigious: perhaps a block if you are paranoid ;-)
[choroba]: but undef %hash and %hash = () both work, too, but the first one keeps the memory allocated, while the latter makes it available for other parts of the program.
[choroba]: iirc
[perldigious]: karlgoethebier: Well it is a pretty old and complicated (for me) bit of code I wrote (poorly by my current standards), so I'm expecting everything to break when I add the scoping and find out what else is undesireably scope changed. :-)
[perldigious]: Ah, thanks choroba, that sort of thing was precisely what I was wondering when I asked.
[perldigious]: I didn't want to tie up memory unecessarily basically, I wanted to "delete" it specifically to free it up, and wasn't sure I was even accomplishing that.

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