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Importing vars from one script to anotherby edbewald (Beadle)
|on Dec 11, 2012 at 20:23 UTC||Need Help??|
edbewald has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am not a new perl programmer and have learned most of what I know about PROGRAMMING IN GENERAL from this website. And though that may give me an edge, I am far from eloquent. Now I have a question.
I inherited a rather convoluted script from a former employee. He, unfortunately, did not believe in using warnings nor strict. He 'requires' a file that contains only 'constant' variables. My question is what is the easiest way to bring constants defined in one script into another.?
There are over 300 constants in the constants.pl file so this is just an example. I have tried making constants.pl into a package, using 'our' (not really sure when or if to use this), and 'use constant'. Searches on this site and the web have given me suggestions, but so far I can't make the main program import the 'constant' variables into my main script.