Andy Armstrong andy at
Tue Jan 16 16:30:53 GMT 2007

On 16 Jan 2007, at 16:10, Dirk Koopman wrote:
> And Ovid has answered my other question: which is that you can  
> successfully call $foo->SUPER::AUTOLOAD and it will do as I expect.  
> However, not that I intend to go there (as previously mentioned).

Sorry, I thought that's pretty much what we were still talking about.  
My bad.

The problem with SUPER::AUTOLOAD is that if you have multiple  
inheritance you'll only be calling  AUTOLOAD in one of your parent  
classes. You probably want to give all your parent classes a chance  
to implement methods via AUTOLOAD.

I gather that Class::Std isn't everyone's cup of tea but it does what  
I expect of it including layering a mechanism on top of AUTOLOAD that  
solves this problem.

Oh and sorry if I'm repeating myself or stating the obvious - I've  
slightly lost track of who's saying what now :)

Andy Armstrong,

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