You guessed right. Unfortunately I have to change something in the existing method subs, for all the solutions presented here. So I might as well just replace all calls to builtin select in each method with a select2 I defined. Checking if the first arg is blessed is another solution which probably would have been cleaner then putting select2 everywhere.
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