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That doesn't contradict my point, which was that goto has 3 effects: transmitting @_ directly, removing the current function from the call stack and clearing the effect of local. If all you want to do is jump to another function without touching @_, this can be done like this:

sub oldFunctionName { &newFunctionName; }
I have quoted the relevant documentation in my previous post.

Besides, since goto does this extra work, I wouldn't be confident about saying that it uses less CPU. Also perl does plenty of things under the hood, and the documentation calls it "magic". I would never conclude that a feature takes less CPU time based on the description of what it does alone.

There is no dereferencing in your code though, dereferencing would like one of those lines:

$$self; ${$self}; @{$self}; %{$self}; $self->{Key}; $self->[0];
Sadly the syntax for a method call works only on (some) references, and also uses the arrow operator ( -> ) so it's quite confusing.

In reply to Re^4: Number of times I've used goto in Perl by Eily
in thread Number of times I've used goto in Perl by vroom

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