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Re: Re: Re: !Overriding Builtin print

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Oct 20, 2003 at 13:56 UTC ( #300586=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

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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