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Re: problem with require lib file

by Spenser (Friar)
on Dec 12, 2001 at 08:38 UTC ( #131166=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: problem with require lib file
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I'm still pretty new to Perl myself, so I can't elaborate like some of the others.  However, I have noticed that when setting up a *.lib file, the last line containing text of the lib file must read simply as follows:


I don't know why that simple arabic numeral one with a semi-colon is necessary, but it is.  Again, there are those that will probably follow my comment with an explanation.  Actually, I would be interested to hear their response to this element.

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Re: Re: problem with require lib file
by bmccoy (Beadle) on Dec 12, 2001 at 09:50 UTC
    Library module files are supposed to return a true value. Having a one at the end accomplishes this. I don't recall the exact reason but I think it's because, underneath all of the fancy importing and namespace magic that 'use' does, there's a 'do FILE' deep down, and it returns the last value evaluated in a file, and you will always want that to be true.

    -- Brett

    Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes

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