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Re^5: goto superclass method

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Dec 22, 2004 at 22:19 UTC ( #416931=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: goto superclass method
in thread goto superclass method

I guess in this case it would be preferable to call call can as a method and let the code die and then worry about what to do if it fails. That's probably better than my silently failing or doing the wrong thing because of an overridden can.


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Re^6: goto superclass method
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Dec 22, 2004 at 22:37 UTC

    My thinking is that if a superclass has overriden can(), then they have good reason to, so in a situation where you know you have a blessed ref or a package name, you should prefer calling it as a method. I only use UNIVERSAL::can directly when I'm unsure about that.

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