What is a glob variable?

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by perlster, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. perlster

    perlster Guest

    Hi.....

    I ran across this example code the other day

    sub my_sub(*some_var);

    Where in perldoc would I find documentation
    on this *some_var? TIA....
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    perlster, Nov 29, 2006
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  2. perlster

    -berlin.de Guest

    perlster <> wrote in comp.lang.perl.misc:
    > Hi.....
    >
    > I ran across this example code the other day
    >
    > sub my_sub(*some_var);
    >
    > Where in perldoc would I find documentation
    > on this *some_var? TIA....


    perldoc perldata, and look for "typeglob". Or wait for Ferry Bolhar's
    extensive perlglobtut, but that will be a while.

    Anno
     
    -berlin.de, Nov 29, 2006
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  3. On 2006-11-29, -berlin.de <-berlin.de>
    wrote:
    > perlster <> wrote in comp.lang.perl.misc:
    >> Hi.....
    >>
    >> I ran across this example code the other day
    >>
    >> sub my_sub(*some_var);
    >>
    >> Where in perldoc would I find documentation
    >> on this *some_var? TIA....

    >
    > perldoc perldata, and look for "typeglob". Or wait for Ferry Bolhar's
    > extensive perlglobtut, but that will be a while.
    >
    > Anno


    Thank you!
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    duke
     
    Merrilee Larson, Nov 29, 2006
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  4. perlster

    brian d foy Guest

    brian d foy, Nov 30, 2006
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  5. On 2006-11-30, brian d foy <> wrote:
    > In article <>, perlster
    ><> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> sub my_sub(*some_var);
    >>
    >> Where in perldoc would I find documentation
    >> on this *some_var? TIA....

    >
    > There's a chapter in Advanced Perl Programming (First Edition) that
    > explains typeglobs, and I've recreated most of that for _Mastering
    > Perl_:
    >
    > http://www252.pair.com/comdog/mastering_perl/Chapters/08.symbol_tables.h
    > tml
    >


    Thank you! Good reading!
    --
    duke
     
    Merrilee Larson, Dec 1, 2006
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