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I'm not gonna lie, my reaction was a healthy combination of "Neat! wait...why?"

I'm keeping that in the bag of tricks, 'cause I think if I go spend some time in the machine shop I'll get hit with a "THAT'S why!".

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by roboticus (Chancellor) on Sep 19, 2012 at 20:51 UTC


    Admittedly, it's probably more "neat-o!" than practical. (Though it's just useful enough for me to drop into my bag-o-tricks module for general use.) It probably only pulls its weight when you have multiple sets of default arguments and/or multiple different functions you want to decorate.

    There might be a few useful variations, too. For example, might want to make a bunch of default arguments at the *end* of your list (such as for adding formats to cells using Spreadsheet::WriteExcel.


    When your only tool is a hammer, all problems look like your thumb.

      yeah the more I reread that the more it becomes that it's going to make it in to my code before too terribly long.

      for instance: the "submit_thingamabob" function is a nasty piece of databasocity. If I could reasonably swap that call out and replace it with a mock, without mucking too much with the existing code, it would speed development remarkably.