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(jeffa) 2Re: Why ref($proto) should be avoided

by jeffa (Chancellor)
on Jul 17, 2002 at 14:49 UTC ( #182443=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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.

jeffa

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