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Tied Variables and Subroutines

by Lexicon (Chaplain)
on Aug 06, 2003 at 20:30 UTC ( #281576=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Lexicon has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm trying to use Apache::Session, which returns the session as a tied hash. I'd like to impliment, for example, a Logout(%SESSION) subroutine whereby I delete (read, untie) the session. The ultimate question is do I have to retie the hash tie %SESSION, 'Apache::Session::MySQL' inside the subroutine, or is there some way to pass a reference to the object so that I can call tied(%SESSION)->destroy right off?

My impression from Programming Perl and perldoc is I'll have to retie the %SESSION every time the has is passed, which seems unpleasant in a number of ways.

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Re: Tied Variables and Subroutines
by perrin (Chancellor) on Aug 06, 2003 at 20:41 UTC
    If you are just passing around a reference to a tied hash, there is no need to retie it.

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