Perl attempts to improve the performance of method invocations by caching the results of method lookups. These cached results become incorrect when @ISA is alterred

Oh, come on. Please get a newer version of Perl. I reported this bug in the beginning of 1997, and it was fixed shortly after. The Camel-II explicitely mentions that modifying @ISA clears the cache.

You're claiming that modifying @ISA is bad, because it changes the implementation of the class. But is that always bad? Installing a sub in an AUTOLOAD also changes the implementation of a class, and that's something done often.

I wouldn't recommend modifying @ISA, unless you're really sure what you are doing. But I also won't claim modifying @ISA should never been done.


In reply to Re: perspective and object-disorientation by Abigail-II
in thread perspective and object-disorientation by Ctrl-z

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