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Re^2: perlfunc index name conflict

by syphilis (Canon)
on Sep 23, 2012 at 23:09 UTC ( #995268=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: perlfunc index name conflict
in thread perlfunc index name conflict

I doubt PDL exports an index function

I expected the same ... but, apparently, not so:

use warnings; use strict; use warnings; use PDL; print index('hello world', 'lo w'), "\n";
This outputs:
Argument "hello world" isn't numeric in subroutine entry at try.pl lin +e 7. Argument "lo w" isn't numeric in subroutine entry at try.pl line 7. 0
If we comment out the "use PDL;" we then get the expected output of "3".
As Anonymous Monk said, one solution is to use CORE::index() instead of index().
Another solution is to use PDL(); instead of use PDL;

But it's a bit rude of PDL to be exporting this function by default, isn't it ?

Update: The PDL documentation states:
PDL includes about a dozen perl modules that form the core of the language, plus additional modules that add further functionality. The perl module "PDL" loads all of the core modules automatically, making their functions available in the current perl namespace.
and
Exports "use PDL;" exports a large number of routines into the calling namespace. If you want to avoid namespace pollution, you must instead "use PDL::Lite", and include any additional modules explicitly.
So this *is* documented ... and it seems that the recommended solution is to "use PDL::Lite;".

Cheers,
Rob


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