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Re^2: new() function: incorrect?

by fmerges (Chaplain)
on Nov 12, 2008 at 10:08 UTC ( #723099=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Actually the worst "constructor" I've seen so far came from someone who considered himself an expert and it was like this:

sub new{ my $self = shift; my $dbh = shift; $self->{dbh} = $dbh; return $self; }

On top of that also calls like the following from the caller:


And it was not in one module, it was in the whole layer that deals with the DB from a web application running under mod_perl! You can imagine for yourself what sort of strange creatures were also lurking around...

Update: Added emphasis on the worst...


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Re^3: new() function: incorrect?
by ikegami (Pope) on Nov 12, 2008 at 17:28 UTC
    That won't even run. It dies of strictures. Definitely qualifies for worst.


      As you can imagine, there was no use of 'strict' and 'warnings' pragma nowhere, tests, what are tests? Don't want to mention more stuff as I'll get angry ;-)


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