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Old 01-21-2003, 08:16 PM   #1
afshin
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perl command line option question


I'm trying to execute commands using the "-e" command line option on a perl module, however the commands in question are "next" and "sort" which appear to be a reserved word in perl, thereby causing problems. For example, when I execute:

perl -MXmms -e sort

I get:

sort is now a reserved word at -e line 1.

Or if I execute:

perl -MXmms -e next

I get:

Can't "next" outside a loop block at -e line 1.

I've tried putting single- and double-quotes around the commands, but to no avail. How can I get around this problem without actually changing the source code?

Thanks.

Afshin
 
Old 01-22-2003, 04:39 PM   #2
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if those subs are in that module and that module and you can call it non object-oriented way than just do Xmms::sort, Xmms::next and so on.
 
Old 01-22-2003, 08:16 PM   #3
afshin
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Thanks mire! That did it.
 
  


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