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Re: Re: !Overriding Builtin print

by diotalevi (Canon)
on Oct 20, 2003 at 12:59 UTC ( #300554=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: !Overriding Builtin print
in thread !Overriding Builtin print

No. You are mistaking ->import() for BEGIN. The point is getting the override information to the parser before it parses the portion you expected to be overridden. ->import() can do that because it happens at BEGIN-time during use(). You can do that yourself with an inline BEGIN block.

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Re: Re: Re: !Overriding Builtin print
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Oct 20, 2003 at 13:56 UTC

    Interesting. However, given the documentation on my system this mistake is not difficult to understand... From perlsub

    Overriding may be done only by importing the name from a module--ordin +ary predeclaration isn't good enough. However, the use subs pragma lets yo +u, in effect, predeclare subs via the import syntax, and these names may +then override built-in ones: use subs 'chdir', 'chroot', 'chmod', 'chown'; chdir $somewhere; sub chdir { ... }

    But thanks for the clarification.


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