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From: Mike Matthews <michael dot matthews at chron dot com>
Subject: Re: Passing a $dbh to a subroutine
Date: Sep 18 1997 6:12PM
Java G wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Can this be done? Right now in a majority of my applications I
> > write
> > subs to carry out inserts, updates, selects, etc.. Each one of
> > these
> > subs opens/keeps its own $dbh that is closed automatically when
> > the
> > sub exits. In order to avoid the overhead of opening/closing the
> > connection and re-specifying the connection params each time, can
> > I
> > just pass the $dbh to the sub and access it that way?
> > TIA,
> > Sal
> by default, perl variables are global, do there's no
> need to pass anything.
Unless of course you use strict, which you should.
Mike Matthews email@example.com
Houston Chronicle Interactive http://www.houstonchronicle.com