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in reply to Refactor method calls or not?

Is this too trivial to really benefit from AUTOLOAD?

AUTOLOAD-based schemes can work fine until someone else using the code tries to debug it. After watching a lot of time get burned up as people struggle through figuring out how to set a breakpoint when something in the bowels gets autoloaded, I now avoid using AUTOLOAD near main-line business logic, lest any savings get overwhelmed by maintenance cost.

YMMV.