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Re: Foo is not a Bar, why? (DWIM overload)

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Dec 25, 2003 at 18:29 UTC ( #317001=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Foo is not a Bar, why?

Variable initialization race conditions are always something to be wary of. I admit I was fooled by your code; this is why when I put packages right into a script rather than into separate module files, I instinctively stick the entire package into a BEGIN { } block and think later.

The "problem" lies more with the fact that Perl has so many DWIM nooks and crannies that it is easy to make a destructive change instead of transforming to something equivalent if you don't pay attention very carefully.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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