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Re^2: "cleaning out" object data

by Forsaken (Friar)
on May 20, 2005 at 07:41 UTC ( #458869=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: "cleaning out" object data
in thread "cleaning out" object data

That was also my first thought, but that:
- destroys the object if it isn't referenced elsewhere, or
- does absolutely nothing if it is still referenced elsewhere.

Basically, as it turns out, all that does is take the variable $self that previously contained a reference to a blessed object, and gives it a new value, a reference to a newly created anonymous hash. So unless $self was the only reference to the object(which it isn't in my specific case) absolutely nothing happens :-)

edit: formatting

Remember rule one...

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Re^3: "cleaning out" object data
by pelagic (Priest) on May 20, 2005 at 07:50 UTC
    Yes, of course, you're absolutely right. So I'm afraid your somewhat unelegant solution is the best we can get.


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