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Re: Passing arguments to subroutines using Template Toolkit

by guha (Priest)
on Nov 30, 2001 at 01:30 UTC ( #128464=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Passing arguments to subroutines using Template Toolkit

Never worked with TT but wouldn't this work ??
{ 'filler' => &some_sub( $some_var ) } );
HTH

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Re: Re: Passing arguments to subroutines using Template Toolkit
by elbie (Curate) on Nov 30, 2001 at 01:47 UTC
    Grr. Of course this works. sigh. I think I spent too much time looking at the first page of the TT perldoc where it tells me to pass it as a reference. I tried every combination of \&some_sub I could think of...

    elbieelbieelbie

      You only need to pass the sub as a reference if you plan to call it from within the template. Passing it as a ref lets you do this in your template:
      [% filler(some_var) %]
      Personally, I like to avoid callbacks from within templates when possible, but this can be useful for things like passing in a subroutine that escapes HTML characters.

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