Andy Armstrong andy at
Wed Jan 17 12:40:35 GMT 2007

On 17 Jan 2007, at 12:22, Dirk Koopman wrote:
> Note the use of the word "reliably", which I choose to interpret as  
> "at *all* moments during the running of a program". The fact that  
> (what I choose to call) non-static methods can be created during  
> the running of a program, either through the use of AUTOLOAD or by  
> other means, does not equate to "reliable" in the context of the  
> above statement + example.

Are you saying that you know a class can override can() but don't  
approve of that mechanism or did it not occur to you that that's  

Andy Armstrong,

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