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in thread Breaking Tie::Hash into three modules

How would that work? The three packages have different behavior that can't be combined.
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Re^3: Breaking Tie::Hash into three modules
by afoken (Canon) on Sep 10, 2018 at 19:50 UTC
    How would that work? The three packages have different behavior that can't be combined.

    Read Re: Breaking Tie::Hash into three modules again.

    shmem++ proposes to merge Tie::StdHash into Tie::Hash, Tie::StdArray into Tie::Array, and Tie::StdScalar into Tie::Scalar.

    Alexander

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      The post reads:

      making the three modules into just one: Tie::Hash

      To me this means merging Tie::Hash, Tie::StdHash, and Tie::ExtraHash into a single package. That can't be done because Tie::ExtraHash uses a different internal storage, and Tie::Hash implements a CLEAR method that is useful for subclasses that don't use the same storage as Tie::StdHash.

      Similar things are true for the other modules. Tie::Scalar is maybe the only one that could be merged, but arguably the current Tie::Scalar package serves no purpose.