But that can be done by the caller, in a clearer fashion:
my $new_thing = (ref $this_thing)->new(@params);
This clearly says to me "for the class of $this_thing, call new". Very clear.

You don't need to put (cargo-cult fashion) the "ref $proto || $proto" device in every single constructor. The caller can control this.

If you want to provide a clone method in your class, do so. But don't try to make "new" do double duty. It confuses those of us with some common sense.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker


In reply to •Re: Re: Mmmm ... cargo cult progamming is nummy! by merlyn
in thread Adding autoloaded methods to symbol table with using strict refs by strat

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