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Re (tilly) 1: Using perl's runtime options with -Mstrict

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Jan 27, 2001 at 04:27 UTC ( #54681=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Using perl's runtime options with -Mstrict

Expanding on what tye said, you are wandering in very dangerous territory with your construct. First of all your construct is wandering into the my $foo if 0 bug. Secondly if your user mistypes the command line ever so slightly then neither you nor they get a chance to catch that fact. Thirdly you do not have any chance to choose to have certain options take arguments.

I generally rectify all of these with Getopt::Std. If you want longer option names, you can use Getopt::Long instead. (It has a significantly more complex interface though.) Both are part of the standard distribution..

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