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by @rocks (Scribe)
on Oct 27, 2002 at 01:52 UTC ( [id://208300]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to DEFINED?

Your question's context is writen very poorly!  DEFINED could mean so many different things in Perl it's not even funny. Did you mean  DEFINED variables? Please re-phrase your question to be more speicific than just,  DEFINED?. I might be able to help after I know what to help with.


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by rir (Vicar) on Oct 27, 2002 at 03:11 UTC
    I'd say my question was just arcane not poorly stated.

    I was referring to DEFINED as mentioned in some editions of perlfaq4. I spent a lot of time looking. I guess I looked at the wrong version of the docs today. Very frustrating to search with all the false hits on "defined". Blind tries to use it as a magic variable, a la $AUTOLOAD, and as a routine like EXISTS were all fruitless.

    Given that I have no idea what it is/does, and mentioned the connection to tie; I couldn't improve my query much. The first three responses in this thread all got the context of my question so I don't think I was that vague.

    I could have made it clearer that I was referring to a defined part of Perl but most got that anyway, probably from my contrast to "defined".

    From Zaxo's comment I guess it is gone from Perl.

    Thanks for the criticism. For me it's a battle between a tendency to run on, and on, and on, you know, a natural tendency toward verbosity and poor, complex sentence structures and being too brief.

      No problem I meant no offence.


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