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Re^3: getopts and -?

by kejohm (Hermit)
on May 10, 2011 at 02:28 UTC ( #903890=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: getopts and -?
in thread getopts and -?

The parameters passed to the Getopt::Long::GetOptions() function are different to the Getopt::Std::getopts() function. One way to call GetOptions() is to pass a hash with the keys specifying each option, and the values specifying a reference to a variable that will be set. Here is an example based on your code:

our ( $opt_d,$opt_h,$opt_l,$opt_L,$opt_i,$opt_o,$opt_P,$opt_p, $opt_q,$opt_r,$opt_v,$opt_c,$opt_help ); GetOptions( 'd' => \$opt_d, 'h' => \$opt_h, 'l' => \$opt_l, 'L' => \$opt_L, 'i' => \$opt_i, 'o=s' => \$opt_s, 'P=s' => \$opt_P, 'p' => \$opt_p, 'q' => \$opt_q, 'r' => \$opt_r, 'v=s' => \$opt_v, 'c' => \$opt_c, 'help|?' => \$opt_help, );

Since your code has a lot of options, you may want to look at storing the options in a hash, rather than individual variables. Check out the Getopt::Long manpage for more info.

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Re^4: getopts and -?
by JavaFan (Canon) on May 10, 2011 at 11:12 UTC
    Why package variables? my works as well, and you can even write:
    GetOptions( d => \my $opt_d, h => \my $opt_h, l => \my $opt_l, ... ) or die "Failed to parse options";

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