[sf-perl] Scope of a variable

nheller at silcon.com nheller at silcon.com
Thu Mar 8 13:08:30 PST 2007

Following is a cut-down version of what I'm trying to do.
The problem I'm having is that the variable, $intendedDest, is not holding
its value from the called code (in Navigate.pl) to the calling code

Can somebody help?

# ===== Migrate.pl =====

#!Perl  -w

use strict;
use warnings;

my $ccDir = $ARGV[0];
my $currentLocation = "c:\\ADO_new";
require $currentLocation . "\\Navigate.pl";

our $intendedDest = 0;


#  ===== Navigate.pl =====

package Nav_to_start;

use Fcntl ':mode';


    sub Navigate {
            my $choiceResponse = <STDIN>;
            $intendedDest = $choiceResponse;
    return 1;
END { }

> nheller at silcon.com wrote:
>> I'm trying to create a variable that is visible in multiple namespaces.
>> I tried declaring the variable using "our".
>> With use strict in effect, the code seems to treat the variable as a
>> local
>> in each place that it's used.  IOW, it doesn't hold value from one
>> namespace to the next.
>> Can anybody tell me where I'm going wrong?
> Can you show us the code which demonstrates what you're trying to
> accomplish?
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