Simon Cozens simon at
Mon Jan 15 22:55:47 GMT 2007

Tim Sweetman:
> Very likely, nowhere in the documentation does it say "oh, this module 
> has been written using two-argument bless, so you can extend it". Use of 
> two argument bless is, I think, implicitly expected as the sort of thing 
> a competently written, OO Perl module would do.

Interesting excursus, but irrelevant.

> So. I think your arguments in favour of autoload are:

I have not presented any arguments in favour of AUTOLOAD. I have presented
arguments against the blanket rejection of AUTOLOAD. This could be why we're

Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
		-- D.E. Knuth

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