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Re: running unknown methods

by rbc (Curate)
on Oct 03, 2002 at 23:21 UTC ( #202666=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to running unknown methods

I don't I really understand what you are trying to do
but I have found that Data::Dumper is our friend.
And is a great tool for debug hash problems.

Side question ... how do you know what paramters to pass
the methods you are going to call?

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Re: Re: running unknown methods
by markcsmith (Novice) on Oct 04, 2002 at 17:00 UTC
    Thanks for the reply. To answer your question, this class has a prerequisite that all methods are called w/o parameters. Yeah, horrible programming, but this code is being written soley for my purposes, and not to be used by others. Mark

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