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I'm attempting to define a method that will calculate the length of an array stored within an object, but am running up against an issue. In the example given below, when I call scaler on the deferenced array (which I would hope would return the array length?), the call behaves as if I'd attempted to call a method of the class called "scaler"? Clearly I'm misunderstanding something fundamental here and would really appreciate any clarification...
{ package Test; our $AUTOLOAD; sub new { my ($class) = @_; return bless {arr => [1,2,3,4]}, $class; } sub len { my ($self) = @_; scaler(@{$self->arr}); } sub DESTROY {} sub AUTOLOAD { my ($self) = @_; (my $f = $AUTOLOAD) =~ s/.+://; print "function \"$f\" called\n"; $self->{$f}; } } my $tmp = Test->new; print $tmp->len,"\n";
Output:
function "arr" called function "scaler" called Can't use string ("1") as a HASH ref while "strict refs" in use at ./t +est.pl line 25.

In reply to Method to calculate array length by wannymahoots

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