ian at indecorous.com
Mon Apr 28 17:41:01 BST 2008
OK, this may be (a) a bad idea, (b) a crack-fuelled idea, (c) already
done, or (d) all of the above. But, hey, it might be (e) none of the
I want to inherit from a base class, but I want to not inherit methods
foo() and bar(). I could over-ride these with methods that die(), but
can() would still see them.
Question the First: Is there a way to do this sort of thing already?
Question the Second: If there isn't, how about this approach?
* Over-ride can(), which checks to see if the method is in the
* If it isn't, call SUPER::can().
* If it is, return undef.
* Create methods for the "cannot" list that just die with 'Can't
locate method "$method" via package "$package"'.
I'm somewhat wary of mucking with can()....
Question the Third: If that seems like it'd work (and it seems to from
my simple test) does "Class::Method::Cannot" seem like a reasonable
thing to put up on CPAN?
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