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I think one problem is the libraries are loaded before the variables are made available but putting them in BEGIN breaks stuff.

I wonder what exactly you have tried, and how BEGIN did break stuff. As you suspected, initialising the variables in a BEGIN block should work to get the values passed to the lib.

A heavily simplified snippet might help ($foo represents $LOGFH etc. that you want to pass to the lib):

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; my $foo; BEGIN { $foo = "bar" } use License ($foo);

with being

package License; use strict; my $foo; sub import { shift; $foo = $_[0]; print "foo = $foo\n"; } 1;

should print "foo = bar" when the main program is being run.

Note that $foo has to be declared outside of the BEGIN { }, because the latter implies an extra block scope.

Another way would be to use require instead of use and call the import method explicitly:

my $foo = "bar"; require License; License->import($foo);

In this case, the three statements would be executed at runtime in the sequence they appear, so $foo would be properly initialised before the import method is being called.

In reply to Re: many files one log file by Eliya
in thread many files one log file by glenn

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