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in reply to (tye)Re: Need help understanding variable scope in modules
in thread Need help understanding variable scope in modules

But if you call it like a regular call, it would break down if you use inheritance.
$self -> _accessable ($1);
will search the inheritance tree for the function called _accessable while
_accessable ($self, $1);
will call AUTOLOAD if the function was inherited.

-- Abigail