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Favourite Larry Wall quote:
Part of what's confusing the issue is that DESTROY is a verb. It was
done that way by analogy to FETCH and STORE, but the use of a verb is
unfortunate, in retrospect. I should have named it something like
Just as an object oriented design will often separate initializers from
constructors, it will also separate finalizers from destructors.
DESTROY is designed to be a destructor that can call a finalizer, but
to confuse it with a finalizer would be, er, confusing.