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Re: [vox-tech] howto: perl modules and global variables
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Re: [vox-tech] howto: perl modules and global variables

On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> dear all,
> i'm trying to figure out how a perl module accesses a global variable.
> below i show listings for the module (Hello.pm) and the program
> (testmodule.pl).  testmodule defines a global variable which i'd like
> to know how to access from within Hello.pm.
> anyone know how to do this?

This seems like a bad idea, but in the spirit of "there is more than one
way to do it" you could try...

> thanks!
> pete
> Hello.pm:
> 	 package Hello;
> 	 require Exporter;          # } These set up an import
> 	 @ISA = qw(Exporter);       # } method, called implicitly
> 	 @EXPORT = qw( say_hello ); # } by use().
> 	 sub say_hello {
> 	    print "Hello, world!\n";
> 	    print $globalvariable . "\n";

 print "${::globalvariable}\n";

> 	 }
> 	 return 1;
> testmodule.pl:
> 	#!/usr/bin/perl -w
> 	use diagnostics;
> 	use Hello;
> 	my $globalvariable = "hello world";

 $globalvariable = "hello world";

> 	print "using scope specifier:\n";
> 	Hello::say_hello();
> 	print "now without scope specifier:\n";
> 	say_hello();

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