Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Clear questions and runnable code
get the best and fastest answer

Re: Re: Of Symbol Tables and Globs

by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
on Nov 08, 2002 at 19:47 UTC ( #211517=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Of Symbol Tables and Globs
in thread Of Symbol Tables and Globs

*glob{FORMAT} is not mentioned in my copy of perlref where this {THING} syntax is described.

Was that added later? What version? What would you assign it to?

It also notes that the {IO} slot comingles two distinct values, the file handle and directory handle.

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: Re: Re: Of Symbol Tables and Globs
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Nov 08, 2002 at 23:17 UTC

    I believe the FORMAT slot has been present since the birth of typeglobs, but I don't have the source code to prove it. It's like the IO slot -- you can't really assign to it directly. (Since formats are associated strongly with filehandles, it makes a certain amount of sense.)

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://211517]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others scrutinizing the Monastery: (8)
As of 2016-10-21 22:52 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    How many different varieties (color, size, etc) of socks do you have in your sock drawer?

    Results (291 votes). Check out past polls.