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Re: namespace hacking with globs

by jbert (Priest)
on Jan 15, 2008 at 13:29 UTC ( #662461=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to namespace hacking with globs

Perhaps do it the other way?

Take a reference to the array in the other namespace, and fill that up.

my $ar = \@OtherNameSpace::Ar; doTheThingWhichPopulatesBigArray($ar);
That way you've still only got one copy of the data.

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[hippo]: Why not?
[1nickt]: That's good! I suppose the cpanfile would be the same however the app distro is structured ...
[1nickt]: hippo no reason why not other than wanting to check an assumption :-)
[hippo]: For a self-contained application which can therefore ensure thread safety it seems like a sensible approach.
[choroba]: No, if there are no threads, then the user wants to use MCE. If there are threads, the user can choose.
[1nickt]: choroba Understood. I'm wondering about the logic in a cpanfile. If the perl doesn't support threads, it's easy: require MCE. If the perl does support threads, as you say the user has a choice, so require both? Or, assume that irrespective of the choide

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