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Re: END in packages

by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
on Aug 26, 2001 at 04:37 UTC ( #107875=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to END in packages

The loader cares about the last statement executed, and that will be the main-line code. The creation of a sub, even a special one like END, doesn't cause the contents of that sub to be run--your 1 is not seen 'till it's called. END is not called when a module is loaded, but when it's terminated.

In a related thread, the idea of using return 1; at the end of the module was raised, as being clearer.

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Re (tilly) 2: END in packages
by tilly (Archbishop) on Aug 26, 2001 at 05:44 UTC
    But stylistically something has to be said for ending with:
    "Just another Perl hacker,\n";
      True enough (Pun intended).

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