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Re: Re: Re: Re: Z80 Assembler -> Hex Opcode

by Elgon (Curate)
on Feb 09, 2003 at 14:58 UTC ( #233907=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Z80 Assembler -> Hex Opcode
in thread Z80 Assembler -> Hex Opcode

Ah, found the problem,

a) poor understanding of scoping on my part and b) when I first ran as you described, I had the declaration of %opcodes after the main loop containing the call to encode() so, in effect, the declaration never took place until after the program had effectively run its course.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Z80 Assembler -> Hex Opcode
by tachyon (Chancellor) on Feb 09, 2003 at 15:41 UTC

    Declaring hash structures within subs that get repeatedly called is a common problem. Another solution that allows the hash to be declared on demand (if the sub may or may not be called this is good) but still only be called once is to use a closure like this:

    { my %hash; sub my_sub { unless (%hash) { %hash = ( blah ); } } } # %hash is not accessible here, this is a different one my %hash...

    Doing it this way makes %hash private to the sub as the my delaration localises it to the bare block where it is accessible to the sub but not main:: per se. You start the sub by checking if the hash is populated. On the first call to the sub it will not be so you set it. From then on it will populated so you don't need to set it again during subsequent calls to the sub. Perl retains a reference to it between calls to the sub so it never gets garbage collected.




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