in reply to
changing to strict-- problems with 'require files'
Along with erikharrison's suggestion... It seems like the you have general config type variables. The next step (after you get strict, etc working) might be to take a shot at using one of the Config:: modules from CPAN.
If this is a program that's going to distrubuted to others, or the variables might be set by someone other than you...then it might be worth your time.
Consider that by using a config file instead of a .pm you could have:
- param = value type syntax (for those that don't understand my $foo = "bar";
- validation of the parameters. I *think* some of those modules have support for that.
- very litle chance of inducing a compilation error. if someone forgets the ';' at the end of the line, what happens to your program?
OmG! They killed tilly! You *bleep*!!