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Hmmm...maybe the answer to my first post is simply: you can assign to a type glob, *{"color"}, but you can't assign to a subroutine, &{"color"}.

Therefore, if you have a string and you want to dynamically define a function of the same name and then execute the function, you can:

1) Use the string to retrieve a typeglob and then assign a subroutine to the typeglob, which serves to define the function.

*{"do_stuf"} = sub {print "hello"};

2) Subsequently, use the the string as a symbolic reference to retrieve the function and execute it.

&{"do_stuff"}();

In reply to Re: typeglob/symbolic reference question by 7stud
in thread typeglob/symbolic reference question by 7stud

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