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How to a construct objects with variables as class names?by joecamel (Hermit)
|on Feb 14, 2001 at 10:57 UTC||Need Help??|
joecamel has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a large group of modules (classes) whose names are stored in a database. I would like to be able to construct any of the objects dynamically. Here is the basic function I have created:
It worked great for a while, but now it's giving me the following error:
syntax error at file, line #, near "$fullClass ("
I followed the basic constructor method call format from Damian Conway's Object-Oriented Perl (incredible book, BTW), so I'm not sure why it isn't working, especially since it worked earlier. I have checked that both widgetID and widgetClassName are coming back as valid values. I am "use"ing all of the potential class names, and each one's package is named correctly, like:
The subroutine works correctly when I substitute $fullClass for a literal string in the constructor call.
Does anyone know what I am possibly doing wrong?
Thanks in advance for the help! :)