in reply to Re^4: logfile rotate w/ pass by reference
in thread logfile rotate w/ pass by reference

It doesn't need to know the name of the variable that is being passed. That's whole point of having subroutine arguments in the first place.

All your logroll function needs to know is the name of the file. The name of the file is the value of the argument. The name of the variable is not important.

sub print_value { my $value = shift; print $value; } my $var1 = "value in var1\n"; my $var2 = "value in var2\n"; print_value($var1); print_value($var2);

This is all documented in the perlfunc manpage.

update: I see I mistyped the code in the previous example. Maybe my update will make it clearer. :-)