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I'm a Perl coder living in Bethlehem, PA and working Philadelphia. I'm a philosopher and theologan by training, but I was shocked to learn upon my graduation that these skills don't have many associated careers. Now I write code.

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Monday November 01, 2004
12:42 PM

passing undef from tt2

[ #21631 ]


It makes pretty clear the reason behind a problem I was having Friday. I wanted to include some objects from a search in a template, doing something like this:

        USE helpdesk = Class("Helpdesk::Cases"); cases = zone => 'IT', time_closed => undef );

It seems, basically, that I just can't pass undef. TT2 doesn't support the idea of undef, so it gets turned into an empty string. I tried a few tricks, but nothing really helped. I'd rather not have to write methods in the called class, although I suppose I could do something tricky in the class between all my classes and Class::DBI, filtering input before calling SUPER::search.

Is there some clever trick people are already using for this?

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