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reval in Safe.pm and objectsby bjelli (Pilgrim)
|on Sep 06, 2002 at 17:30 UTC||Need Help??|
bjelli has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
dear brothers and sisters,
while using CGI::Session I learned about Safe.pm. It's used in CGI::Session to savely eval stuff that has been written by Data::Dumper. This works great with normal data structures, but not with objects.
Say I have a Data::Dumper - string containing (among other stuff) an object:
When I reval this string like so...
...I get a proper object of class Person, but I can't call any of the methods:
Can't locate object method "method" via package "Person" (perhaps you forgot to load "Person"?)
Why is that? Is that a bug or a feature?
P.S. The full code is available
-- Brigitte 'I never met a chocolate I didnt like' Jellinek http://www.horus.com/~bjelli/ http://perlwelt.horus.at