Gay, Jerry on 27 Jan 2004 16:08:01 -0000

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RE: perl DBI question

> That does indeed work. (It's probably the equivalent of 
> assigning it to a 
> temporary, as I would expect the compiler to build a 
> temporary string out of 
> the "..." before handing it to the function. I don't know 
> anything about the 
> perl compiler though, so I could be wrong there). 
actually, what it does is force the tied variable to be converted to scalar
context before it's passed to DBI's quote subroutine. apparently, quote
doesn't play nicely with tied scalars, but it works just fine (no surprise)
with non-magic scalars.

why don't you write up an RT ticket on CPAN, or mail the dbi mailing list
with the details. i'm sure they'll appreciate a small test recreating the


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