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So just fix Data::Compare. The fixes would probably be quite simple. The best fix is to change such things to:
if( ! eval { @$requires; 1 } ) { # Can't be used as an array ref
It is fine to use ref as a Boolean test. Any other uses of ref I simply can't recommend.

Note that the above trick doesn't work for CODE references so you have to resort to one of the second-best methods. I'd use the following:

Wouldn't that give a useless use warning? I would suggest this instead, which also works for CODE.
if( ! eval { \@$requires } ) { # Can't be used as an array ref
Pre-perl 5.10, either has a problem with arrayrefs being able to be dereferenced as pseudo-hashes.

In reply to Re^6: Is this DBM::Deep behavior, or something with tie/bless? (ref) by ysth
in thread Is this DBM::Deep behavior, or something with tie/bless? by romandas

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