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Scoping problem?

Scoping problem?

Scoping problem?

(OP)
I have a file of the following structure
In myParser.pl:

use File::Spec;
require 'mFileParser.pl';

$tempDir     = File::Spec->catfile("root","temp");  
#Some other codes
processMFile();  #defined in mFileParser.pl
#Some other codes



In mFileParser.pl

use File::Spec;
sub processMFile()
{
    #someCode

    print "DEBUG TEMPDIR-" . $tempDir ."\n";
    $tmpFile = File::Spec->catfile($tempDir,"tmp.txt");
    #someCode
}

The problem is in processMFile within the mFileParser.pl, when it is invoked via myParser.pl, the variable at $tempDir within    print "DEBUG TEMPDIR-" . $tempDir ."\n" is not set to "root";

What have I done wrong?  I would rather not have to initialise common/global variable across two scripts anywhere and everywhere !  Where should it really be initialised?

Note, there is no subroutine defined in the parent- myParser.pl

RE: Scoping problem?

try putting the variable declaration above the require line.
if this doesn't work, you could just add a line at the beginning of the subroutine to take an argument for $tempdir to be set within.
another option is to change to call to $tempdir to a call to $main::tempdir, which might work as well.

HTH

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