in reply to Indirect Object Syntax

> my @bounds = new GD::Image->stringFT($colour, "Image/outline.ttf", 90, 0.18, 0, 0, $watermark_text);

it's never a good idea to mix two syntax variations

use my @bounds = GD::Image->new->stringFT($colour, "Image/outline.ttf", 90, 0.18, 0, 0, $watermark_text);

Perl wanted to provide maximum flexibility by allowing method syntax from two different language families, this leads to very annoying error messages.

is this

foo bar


IMHO indirect object syntax is a good candidate for deprecation.

It could be that only new , print and say will survive.

Avoiding is best, and mixing is a no-no!


More in Ch15 of PBP

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery