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in thread my least favorite perl feature

I'll admit ignorance of overloading but wouldn't only apply if you went $obj_var_a == $obj_var_b? The snippet I showed took references to both and compared the address on the references. Wouldn't that bypass any == overloading because the newly created references aren't overloaded?

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Re^6: my least favorite perl feature
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Feb 06, 2003 at 21:02 UTC

    Remember: it's the referant, not the reference that's blessed - so taking a reference to $obj_var_a can give you an object that overloads ==. Consider:

    my $obj_var_a = 42; my $o = bless \$obj_var_a, 'OverloadedClass'; my $ref = \$obj_var_a; print "overloaded" if $ref->isa('OverloadedClass');

    Don't you just love exceptions like this :-)