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Ok, I did find something that works, partly...

UNIVERSAL::require, did work partly
Here is how I did it:
use UNIVERSAL::require; my $module = 'MA::' . $_madType; $module->require; my $_cardCharged = $module->chargeCard($_mad_merid);
That does run that subroutine, chargeCard.

The problem is that it runs it before anything and everything, so even my $dbh database connection is not set, so I get errors like this:
Can't call method "prepare" on an undefined value at /path/to/modules/ +MA/nm.pm line 18.
so I know it is like it is making my module execute before EVERYTHING else.

Is there a way to make this work, where it executes it right where it is at, so that the rest of my code will work with those in there?

I don't usually use my own modules, normally I do everything locally. Am I allowed to use variables I have in my main perl program in modules? Or am I supposed to import them all in, some way?

Thank you all very much for any advice you can be.

Richard

In reply to Re^3: Using Modules by Anonymous Monk
in thread Using Modules by Anonymous Monk

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