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Re: !Overriding Builtin print

by Jenda (Abbot)
on Oct 20, 2003 at 17:43 UTC ( #300675=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to !Overriding Builtin print

You are not supposed to override print (that'd be far too global to be usefull anyway), but to create a class and tie a FILEHANDLE to it. If you then select that handle your print()s will do whatever you want at all.

See perldoc perltie and perldoc Tie::Handle. There are two different classes for tied FILEHANDLEs within Mail::Sender is you wanted more examples.

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