Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Clear questions and runnable code
get the best and fastest answer

Re^3: Prototypes allow overloading subs?

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Dec 08, 2002 at 13:30 UTC ( #218364=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Prototypes allow overloading subs?
in thread Prototypes allow overloading subs?

Perl is just too dynamic. The biggest obstacle is that you can often not know whether you're getting a list or scalar - much like in your example. It gets a whole lot worse when you say something like add(numbers($foo)) and numbers() can return anything from one invocation to the next.

Makeshifts last the longest.

Comment on Re^3: Prototypes allow overloading subs?

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://218364]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others chanting in the Monastery: (7)
As of 2015-11-27 08:17 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?

    Results (722 votes), past polls