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Re^3: Safer monkey-patching

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:40 UTC ( #948731=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Safer monkey-patching
in thread Safer monkey-patching

We can then do:
my $err = Example::Error->new('Heat death of universe detected!'); $err->My::AwesomeError::asplode(); $err->Your::GroovyError::asplode(); $err->asplode(); # Russian roulette

Of course you can, but it's not really a benefit. As you wrote in the OP, monkey patching is often done to work around limitations in existing code that you don't want to patch. But writing $obj->Class::method() requires the author of that code to be aware of the issue, and when he is, he can simply write Class::method($obj) without requiring any monkey patching.

I do find your idea cute, but it really doesn't solve the "hard" problem, and the small problems it does solve seem to be either artifically constructed, or non-issues.


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