assignment to dynamic namespace variables

Bobby Kleemann rkleeman at
Tue May 16 17:39:48 CDT 2000

On Tue, 16 May 2000, jeff wrote:

> ~sdpm~
> Thanks for the help on the constants. (Although, I'm not sure the
> overhead is worth it.)  And I have another one....
> How can I assign to variables in a namespace dynamically? For example,
> how
> can I assign to the variable $C::varname if varname is determined at
> run-time?
> Say I was trying to assign all variables in the namespace C to values in
> a hash, where the hash key should the var name.
>     $C::<varname> = $hash{$varname};
> thanks again....

You'll get the strict to yell at you if you do it this way, so you'll
probably want to turn it off (you do have it on normally, right?):

	no strict 'refs';
	${ 'C::' . $varname } = $hash{$varname};

 _ _ _
 Bobby Kleemann <rkleeman at>


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