[Kc] thinking about interpolation of accessors

Sterling Hanenkamp sterling at hanenkamp.com
Thu Feb 20 14:02:24 PST 2014

I have been known to use this:

"the blurf field is @{[$self->blurf]}\n"

It's ugly and wouldn't be something I use in production, but it does the
job when I'm in hurry.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM, David Nicol <davidnicol at gmail.com> wrote:

> A common Perl newbie error is to try to use an object accessor method in
> an interpolative context and expect to get the value, like so
>      DEBUG and print "the blurf field is $self->blurf\n";
> which (of course) doesn't work, because blurf is a method call, not a
> syncactic container access like $self->{blurf}.
> An extension to Perl that would allow that to work would have to hook back
> into the interpolation process.
> Anyone for tinkering under perl's hood towards defining a package attribute
> that would indicate that method syntax interpolates?
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Andrew Sterling Hanenkamp
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