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Re: package Foo; isa Bar; why not?

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Dec 19, 2003 at 17:43 UTC ( #315852=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to package Foo; isa Bar; why not?

Hi Liz. Im a little confused why a simple

package Foo; BEGIN { @ISA=qw( blah blah blah ); }

Doesnt cut it in your eye. For me the capitalization, the BEGIN, etc, all make this a much more potent way to write this. Its immediately obvious that "theres some voodoo going on" and what that voodoo is. Your isa approach doesnt tickle my fancy im afraid.

I will say that I agree with your issues with use base. I pretty much dont use it anymore, as I've found there are bizarre situations where it doesnt do what you might expect.

Actually on a less serious level, a module like:

package CompileTime; 1

Which could then be used like:

use CompileTime @ISA=qw(blah blah blah);

Which I guess is just a fancy BEGIN without the squiggle brackets. :-)


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