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Re: When -w and use strict aren't enough...

by fletcher_the_dog (Friar)
on Nov 04, 2003 at 18:40 UTC ( #304505=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to When -w and use strict aren't enough...

Even if there wasn't AUTOLOAD and eval, perl's loose typing makes it impossible to check method names at compile time. Consider this snippet:

sub foo{ my $thing = shift; print $thing->to_xml; }
$thing could be anything, there is no way at compile time for perl to know if $thing has a "to_xml" method

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