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Re^6: It's a dog, but what kind? (polymorphism , in Perl OO) (!abstract)
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That is so far off from what I was talking about as far as what I meant by "alternative" and completely misses the point of why the obvious alternative is unacceptable to me that I suspect you did not bother to read Re^2: A few Perl OOP questions. (disparaging).
Normally I'd try to steer back toward that but I'm just not coming up with anything. In fact, I'm not sure you even read and understood all of what I wrote in this thread.