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Re: Re: Basic Objects with Overloaded Operators

by Zaxo (Archbishop)
on May 31, 2002 at 01:31 UTC ( #170579=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Basic Objects with Overloaded Operators

The Camel, 3ed. has an example:

package LuckyDraw; use overload '<>' => sub { my $self = shift; return splice @$self, rand @$self, 1; }; sub new { my class = shift; return bless [@_] -> $self; } 1;
The book does not discuss the rules, but I'm sure this example breaks some of them. To work with while (<$foo>){}, I think the return value should be true in 'bool' context until the source is exhausted. To cope with my @shuffle=<$deck>; and with slices, a wantarray clause should be there to shuffle and return the whole $deck, leaving $deck empty.

The rules you observe should only be the ones you need to observe.

After Compline,

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by Anonymous Monk on May 29, 2006 at 18:51 UTC

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