in reply to Re: Re: The costs of packages
in thread The costs of packages
I was actively avoiding the use of new, because new is commonly used as a constructor. I didn't have the time to figure out what would happen if I placed new in UNIVERSAL, while new was also being used in an indirect object call (which your real program may, or may not be using). There's nothing special about new. And I probably would have used new if your example code had used TypeA -> new instead of new TypeA.
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