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If you wanted a 'real' constructor, just add bless:
sub new { my ($class, @stuff) = @_; return bless sub { doit(@stuff, @_) },$class; }

Now, if you want what i consider to be a good, everyday, pratical solution that uses a closure (not just a crazy way to make eyes go cross-eyed), then check out (the recently renamed) (jeffa) Practical Use For What jeffa Thought A Closure Was (3Re: Style Question on Closures). There are, of course, many more practical uses for closures ... this one has served me well, and i really think that it is easy to understand.

UPDATE: nope - i am wrong again. Sorry mr.dunstan. Thanks for the catch perrin.

jeffa

L-LL-L--L-LL-L--L-LL-L--
-R--R-RR-R--R-RR-R--R-RR
B--B--B--B--B--B--B--B--
H---H---H---H---H---H---
(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)

In reply to (jeffa) Re: Why are closures cool, continued? by jeffa
in thread Why are closures cool, continued? by mr.dunstan

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