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Re^2: Is modifying the symbol table to redefine subroutines evil?

by tlm (Prior)
on Apr 11, 2007 at 22:03 UTC ( #609504=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Is modifying the symbol table to redefine subroutines evil?
in thread Is modifying the symbol table to redefine subroutines evil?

call_me_only_once() was meant to represent code that must be executed only on the first call to the function. I hadn't thought of the scenario you present, but I can see that the self-redefinition technique could be useful there too.

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