|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
Re: Accessing a scalar value in another subroutine?by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Sep 23, 2012 at 20:08 UTC||Need Help??|
I'm writing an OO perl program and I would like to create a "docstring", which describes the purpose of the method, then in a help method, access the docstring of each respective method
What is the purpose? Who are you providing this help to?
Are you suggesting that for a programmer -- who else would use this information -- to get help on how to use a particular method in their program, they first write another program that calls the help method with the name of the method they actually want to call?
Why would anyone do this rather than just look up the documentation; or -- heavens forfend -- look at the source?
To my eyes, this looks like the most fatuous piece of O'Woe (Order of Worshipful Over Engineers) rubbish I've seen in a long time.
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