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Re^2: 'base' versus @ISA, why?

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Jul 25, 2007 at 12:35 UTC ( #628672=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: 'base' versus @ISA, why?
in thread 'base' versus @ISA, why?

I ran into base.pm's flakiness just yesterday

Which version of Perl? (and did you submit a bug report :-)

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[james28909]: but to me that sounds like it is actually referencing that data instead of dereferencing it. to me dereference means to break some kind of link or something
[james28909]: the dereference is the physical address of the data needed referenced?
[shmem]: "reference" something means making a reference to something. "dereference" means the invers, i.e. getting the thing the reference references.
[james28909]: or the act of getting the data that way is called dereference?
[james28909]: sorry for the dumb questions
[james28909]: oh ok, i gotcha
[shmem]: "talking of facts, it is irrelevant what you or I think about them." --Georg C. Lichtenberg
[james28909]: is reference the same as aliasing?
[shmem]: no
[shmem]: aliasing means "accessing the same thing by another name"

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