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in thread OO systems and Perl 5 (Was: Recap: Future of Perl 5)

If "method dispatch" is not being used, how would UNIVERSAL::new be inherited?

Also, related to LanX's comment, How does method dispatch interact with AUTOLOAD?

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Re^5: OO systems and Perl 5 (Was: Recap: Future of Perl 5)
by LanX (Cardinal) on Aug 31, 2018 at 01:44 UTC
    > Also, related to LanX's comment, How does method dispatch interact with AUTOLOAD?

    use strict; use warnings; use Data::Dump qw/pp dd/; Class->new("method"); Class::new("function"); # sub UNIVERSAL::new { # warn "UNIVERSAL", pp \@_; # } package Class; use Data::Dump qw/pp dd/; sub AUTOLOAD { warn "AUTOLOAD", pp \@_; }

    AUTOLOAD["Class", "method"] at d:/Users/lanx/AppData/Roaming/exp/new_a +utoload.pl line 23. AUTOLOAD["function"] at d:/Users/lanx/AppData/Roaming/exp/new_autoload +.pl line 23.

    with UNIVERSAL::new() uncommented:

    UNIVERSAL["Class", "method"] at d:/Users/lanx/AppData/Roaming/exp/new_ +autoload.pl line 14. AUTOLOAD["function"] at d:/Users/lanx/AppData/Roaming/exp/new_autoload +.pl line 23.

    So a class which counts on catching ->new in AUTOLOAD would be sabotaged.

    A normal function call wouldn't be effected by UNIVERSAL.

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