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Re: Re: Re: Scoping issues with code evaluation asserstions?

by sauoq (Abbot)
on Jun 19, 2003 at 19:11 UTC ( #267310=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Scoping issues with code evaluation asserstions?
in thread Scoping issues with code evaluation asserstions?

Could it be that the one-time compilation of the regex somehow causes the closure?

That's exactly what it is. Your regex() sub isn't the closure, the code in the regular expression code assertion is.

Also, saying local $ret = ''; breaks under strict:

Well of course it does. :-) (I should have mentioned that though.) Use our $ret = ''; or declare $ret with use vars qw( $ret ); instead. And keep in mind that whichever way you choose to declare it, it's still a global variable.

-sauoq
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Scoping issues with code evaluation asserstions?
by diotalevi (Canon) on Jun 19, 2003 at 19:17 UTC

    I have this clever idea to have the function use its own name as the slot for the return value.

    sub regex { my $in = shift; # Assign something to $ret in a code assertion my $function = (caller 0)[3]; no strict 'refs'; $$function = ''; $in =~ m/^(a)(?{ $$function = 1})/; return $$function; } while(<DATA>) { print regex($_) . "."; } __DATA__ a b a abcd bcda

      I think that's a bit too clever. What if there is a global variable named $regex? You've just clobbered it. I think creating a local alias is probably better.

      use strict; use warnings; sub regex { my $in = shift; my $ret = ''; # Assign something to $ret in a code assertion local *alias = \$ret; $in =~ m/^(a)(?{ $alias = 1})/; return $ret; } while(<DATA>) { print regex($_) . "."; } print "\n"; __DATA__ a b a abcd bcda
      -sauoq
      "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
      

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