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Re: Re: Sort and related stuff

by leons (Pilgrim)
on Feb 23, 2001 at 15:58 UTC ( [id://60469] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Thanks a lot for your help ! I just tried the solution Tyke
came up with. And it seems like a pretty good one (use vars qw/$a $b/;)
I tried it and it works perfectly and I haven't been able to
create a situation in which it doesn't work. So I think I'll go for
this one.

Thank you all for thinking along with me ! ;-)

And now for some lunch ! Bye, Leon

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Re: Re: Re: Sort and related stuff
by Corion (Patriarch) on Feb 23, 2001 at 16:39 UTC

    This solution has the same problems as my my-predeclare solution has. If somebody is stupid enough to assign something to $a and $b, then this method won't work for the single-call case. But on the other side, the single-call case will never work, if somebody actually uses variables called $a and $b in any way other than within a sort-callback.

      No. Your my-declaration had the problem that you changed $a and $b to lexical variables, so when the sort function was setting the globals $a and $b, the function looked at the wrong variables.

      Let us not mention the fact that your example assumed that the data never would include false values...