[Chicago-talk] Dynamic method call
Randal L. Schwartz
merlyn at stonehenge.com
Thu Nov 6 19:55:26 CST 2003
>>>>> "Steven" == Steven Lembark <lembark at jeeves.wrkhors.com> writes:
>> my $sub = $object->can( $method );
Steven> NO!!! The use of & to make calls is a holdover from Perl4...
No, it's still a perfectly valid thing in Perl 5.
Steven> Avoid using & for any sort of sub call unless you really
Steven> do understand what you are doing with it (at which point
Steven> you usually won't do it).
No, default to using it until you know why you shouldn't.
Note to Steven: "Prototypes are a BAD idea".
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