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Re: Autocreating Classes

by Tanktalus (Canon)
on Oct 07, 2006 at 16:11 UTC ( #576863=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Autocreating Classes

Lots of great ways to do it - but this smells of an XY Problem to me. As in, why does package A inspect $self? I can imagine a few cases where this may be desirable (especially with dynamic subclasses - subclasses where the name is part of the data), although even then it's kinda suspect (just put the name in the $self hash).

In general, inheritance is done by simply putting overridable actions in their own subs, and then letting each package override the appropriate methods in the appropriate ways. No introspection required. Of course, you don't need to put them in separate files, either, but that's up to you.

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Discipulus a missing semicolon after use LWP::UserAgent caused very strange behaviour and not the normal warning...
[choroba]: Yes, sometimes missing ; after the use clause just interprets the next line somehow and passes the result to the used module which could happily ignore it. Been there, seen that.
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