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IMO stuff like this quickly leads to a cognitive mismatch between their author and the bulk of the perl community. For instance passing more args to a subroutine than it needs should IMO not be viewed as a bug. Its behaviour that many a perl programmer would consider completely normal.

I think people tend to make a big deal out of parameter passing in Perl when really they should remember the old dictum: "programs should be as tolerant as possible in what they accept and strict as possible in what they emit." Id say that applies equally well to subroutines.

Anyway, im not trying to say that your module cant be useful, im sure it will be. But people using it should be reminded that the programs they produce using it wont behave as many experienced perl programmers would expect.

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demerphq


In reply to Re: Use method/function signatures with Perl by demerphq
in thread Use method/function signatures with Perl by Ovid

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