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Re^2: Passing variables into a subroutine

by Freezer (Sexton)
on Sep 04, 2012 at 10:29 UTC ( #991589=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Passing variables into a subroutine
in thread Passing variables into a subroutine

Is something like the following equally cool?
sub look_through_file ($$) { my ($start_point, $continue_tag) = @_;

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Re^3: Passing variables into a subroutine
by CountZero (Bishop) on Sep 04, 2012 at 16:29 UTC
    As a general rule don't use prototypes unless there is a good reason for it such as passing in several arrays without them getting flattened into one @_. And even then passing references to the arrays is probably a more clear solution.

    I see no merit in adding a prototype definition of ($$).


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