in reply to Re^5: Spotting an empty array as argument
in thread Spotting an empty array as argument

the fact that say is internally calling something like FH->print(@_,"\n") shouldn't have any consequence on the prototype.

It doesn't. It's the syntax that can't be recreated with a prototype.

I think what you mean is that this inhibits attempts to override say with another implementation,

Not at all. That's what the comment to which I replied said.

I pointed out that's not necessarily relevant since the OP didn't ask to replicate all of say's syntax, and irrelevant parts of say can't be recreated using prototypes.

It was a nitpick. It is, of course, entirely correct that the relevant behaviour of say can't be replicated with a prototype. It just can't be ascertained by the means used by the person to which I replied. This is all I said.

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