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Re^2: subroutine refs

by HelenCr (Monk)
on Sep 14, 2013 at 11:44 UTC ( #1054098=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: subroutine refs
in thread subroutine refs

broquaint: This is amazing. I was looking for such a solution for a while.

Thinking about it, is this canonical? (namely, documented)? or is it a quirk (an oversight in the Perl language design?)

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Re^3: subroutine refs
by Athanasius (Monsignor) on Sep 15, 2013 at 06:45 UTC

    Removing the intermediate assignment to $name, broquaint’s code simplifies to:

    use strict; my $subref = \&{'dynamic'}; &$subref(); sub dynamic { print "Mmm, dynamic.\n"; }

    which is explicitly documented as an exception to the normal behaviour of strict 'refs' (see strict):

    There is one exception to this rule:

    $bar = \&{'foo'}; &$bar;

    is allowed so that goto &$AUTOLOAD would not break under stricture.

    So, yes, this is canonical.

    Hope that helps,

    Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

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