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The proper use of Safe

by BMaximus (Chaplain)
on Mar 31, 2001 at 03:34 UTC ( #68562=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
BMaximus has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Could someone give an example on the proper use of the Safe module. In the Panther book eval allows the use of a variable like so.
my $c; my $ev = '$c = 4 + 5'; eval($ev); print $c;
The printout should be 9. Now when I use Safe on a module it doesn't turn out quite the same way.
my $c; my $cpt = new Safe; $cpt->share('$c'); my $ev = '$c = 4 + 5'; $cpt->reval($ev); print $c;
When $c is printed out its nothing. Whats going on in Safe? Whats an example of its proper use?

My thanks for your enlightenment,

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Re: The proper use of Safe
by MeowChow (Vicar) on Mar 31, 2001 at 03:46 UTC
    Change your lexical $c to a package global (eg. change 'my' to a 'use vars'), and it will work. The share method, as the documentation states, works on variables in the calling package.
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