in reply to Re: Re: using symbol table lookup
in thread using symbol table lookup

Rather odd way to do it I would have thought. Is there something inherently wrong with this approach:

my $dir = 'c:/'; opendir DIR, $dir or die "Oops cna't open $dir $!\n"; my @files = grep { /\.pl$/ } readdir DIR; close DIR; $_ = $dir.$_ for @files; # add full path print "Here are all the files:\n"; print "$_\n" for @files;

This finds all the files in my root dir which end in .pl but I could use the regex in the grep to match anything. I don't see any reason to mess with the symbol table. Just wrap this sort of code in a sub that you can call from wherever....