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Re^3: while(<>) { ... } considered harmful (...= require ...)

by tye (Sage)
on Aug 18, 2003 at 21:44 UTC ( #284738=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: while(<>) { ... } considered harmful
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require returns the last evaluated expression in the file

Only the first time:

> perl -de 0 ... DB<1> x require 'con' 'this is true'; ^Z 0 'this is true' DB<2> x require 'con' 0 1 DB<3> x require 'con' 0 1 DB<4>
I've seen people do wacky things like have "return %hash" as the last expression and do "%hash = require Foo::Bar";

So such code will break as soon as more than one use of the module is attempted from a single run. That's a bit of a shame too, since Perl could really use something along those lines.

                - tye
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