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Re: change perl function in runtime

by grondilu (Friar)
on Dec 03, 2012 at 15:44 UTC ( #1006900=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to change perl function in runtime

EDIT: Please ignore this message, a good answer has been given above. You can alter the symbol table with *globs

The description does not really fit the title. In order to change a perl function in runtime, you would have to alter the symbol table. It can be done but it requires a lot of perl experience I think. Unless of course your function was defined as a reference to a function, in which case you can alter it as you would with any variable, which is trivial. Anyway I don't really see what you want to do.

It seems to me that what you really want is to just use 'eval':

package A; sub Y { die "aargh" } sub X { eval { Y }; if ($@) { print "humm... Y failed..." } { print "ok, no error here"; } }

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Re^2: change perl function in runtime
by ColonelPanic (Friar) on Dec 03, 2012 at 15:47 UTC
    The title is fine; you have misunderstood the question. Take a look at Rolf's solution.

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