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Re: Why ref($proto) should be avoided

by frag (Hermit)
on Jul 17, 2002 at 11:30 UTC ( #182390=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why ref($proto) should be avoided
in thread My first stab at OO perl...

Still, that's after using ref($caller) in all the preceding examples. Ditto in the 'final version' of CD::Music (p.114). And you've got to admit, "probably better" aint much of a condemnation.

-- Frag.

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(jeffa) 2Re: Why ref($proto) should be avoided
by jeffa (Bishop) on Jul 17, 2002 at 14:49 UTC
    Well, i wouldn't say all the preceding examples. He does use some form of ref($caller) extensively throughout the book, but not in every example.

    And i can admit that "probably better" ain't much of condemnation, but not as much as i can admit that it ain't much of a recomendation either. I see nothing wrong with simpler methods that are less prone to bugs and are more clearly self-documenting. :)

    Update: i should mention that Class::MethodMaker's new_hash_init specifier makes for a very robust instance constructor. Consider using it if you don't like having to write your own clone method.


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