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Re^3: Writing portable code

by DrHyde (Prior)
on Mar 11, 2013 at 11:34 UTC ( #1022787=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Even thinking about having a few unused entries in the symbol table is a ridiculous micro-optimisation.

If you want to keep the code clean and in one file, then I suggest something like this ...

use Devel::CheckOS; setup_for_platform(); ... application code goes here ... # decide what platform-specific code to use sub setup_for_platform { if(os_is('MicrosoftWindows')) { *do_stuff = \&do_stuff_for_windows; } elsif(os_is('Unix')) { *do_stuff = \&do_stuff_for_unix; } else { die("Don't know about $^O\n"); } } # platform-specific function implementations sub do_stuff_for_unix { ... } sub do_stuff_for_windows { ... }

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