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Re: dynamic loading modules

by daxim (Chaplain)
on Sep 03, 2012 at 14:37 UTC ( #991444=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to dynamic loading modules

The symbol GetOSName is not defined at compile time, so move the conditional module loading into a BEGIN block.

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Re^2: dynamic loading modules
by sdetweil (Sexton) on Sep 03, 2012 at 15:19 UTC
    thx.. I added this to my begin block
    if ($^O eq "MSWin32") { print ("begin\n"); my $win32 =""; require $win32; import $win32 qw(GetOSName); }
    I get the print message fom my begin block code. and still call it
    my $os = GetOSName();
    and it still fails
    Undefined subroutine &main::GetOSName

      This is never going to work:

      my $win32 =""; import $win32 qw(GetOSName);

      If there isn't already an import() in your current package, this will effectively become:

      ''->import( 'GetOSName' );

      Because there's no package called, nothing will get imported. You're better off writing:

      Win32->import( 'GetOSName' );

      ... or even:

      'Win32'->import( 'GetOSName' );
      The line calling GetOSName() should never be called on any system other than Windows. Fix the logic of your program.
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