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gav (2710)

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Monday September 08, 2003
11:04 AM

coding standards

[ #14583 ]

I had a crazy idea in the middle of the night. Can I be a code nazi and enforce my standards? I use a leading underscore for private methods and a double underscore for helper subs. I came up with this:

use Hook::WrapSub qw( wrap_subs );

sub init {
    my $wrap = sub {
        if ($_[0] =~ /^__/ && ref($_[1]) eq __PACKAGE__) {
            die "$_[0]: I'm just a helper sub, not a method call!\n";
        unless((caller(2))[0] eq __PACKAGE__) {
            die "$_[0]: I'm a private sub, hands off!\n";
    while (my ($sym, $glob) = each %{__PACKAGE__ . '::'}) {
        if ($sym =~ /^_{1,2}/ && defined *{$glob}{CODE}) {
            wrap_subs(sub { $wrap->($sym, @_) }, __PACKAGE__.'::'.$sym);

I'm not sure if I like this, but I'm happy I figured out how to make it work :)

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