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Re: $obj->method v.s. $obj->method()

by Bloodnok (Vicar)
on May 10, 2009 at 00:48 UTC ( [id://763093]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to $obj->method v.s. $obj->method()

Your assertion, regarding the difference between $f; and &f();, doesn't ring quite true - consider
sub frobnicate { &foo; &bar(); }
The statement &foo; calls foo using a mirror image of @_ i.e. as passed to frobnicate - whereas, as you point out, &bar() calls bar with an empty argument list - but neither call i.e. to foo() or bar(), modifies @_ as passed to frobnicate.

A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))

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Re^2: $obj->method v.s. $obj->method()
by lodin (Hermit) on May 12, 2009 at 00:35 UTC

    The statement &foo; calls foo using a mirror image of @_ /.../ neither call /.../ modifies @_ as passed to frobnicate

    By "mirror image" you mean the same, right? Just to be clear, the call &foo; may actually modify frobnicate's @_.

    See Re^2: Using & in function calls (&foo != foo(@_)) for an example.

    lodin

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