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Re^2: AUTOLOAD for variables?

by dpuu (Chaplain)
on Jul 08, 2004 at 06:00 UTC ( #372678=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: AUTOLOAD for variables?
in thread AUTOLOAD for variables?

I like the trick but, unfortunately, the evil of my users far surpasses it. Its not uncommon to see code such as:

my $value= ${ uc join "_", @$reg_spec{ qw( device reg field ) } };
You really don't want to see some of the more nasty code. Honest. Especially not the 70000 line regex (its one saving grace is the /x modifier). And perhaps not the script that parses another script's --verbose output. Or perhaps ...

--Dave
Opinions my own; statements of fact may be in error.


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Re^3: AUTOLOAD for variables?
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jul 08, 2004 at 13:22 UTC
    Create an API. Create a set of expected standards. Give your users 3-6 months to comply with those standards, then issue the smack-down. Period. You can't do everything for everyone.

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    I shouldn't have to say this, but any code, unless otherwise stated, is untested

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