|Think about Loose Coupling|
Temporarily disabling overloaded operations.by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Sep 15, 2003 at 06:04 UTC||Need Help??|
BrowserUk has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a class in which I am overloading stringification. However, it would be very useful if I could disable the overloading when I want to print stuff out for debugging purposes.
Currently, whenever I try to use print, warn, die etc., on $self, overload routes me to my stringify routine, which results in deep recursion if it that routine I happen to be try to get debug output from.
It also interferes with being able to use Abigail's Inside out objects technique.
Is there a smart dodge around this?
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