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Wednesday July 04, 2001
05:36 PM

Bugs in Perl

[ #374 ]

Quick, what does

$ perl -wle 'sub A::a{1}; @B::ISA='A'; sub B::a{$_[0]->SUPER::a}; print B->a;'

do? I'm betting you didn't expect it to do:

Can't locate object method "a" via package "main" at -e line 1.


I think I found a bug. And if it's not classed as a bug then it damned well should be, since it makes it next to impossible to do some neat stuff (without implementing a or something of that ilk).

Time to patch the appropriate test file in the perl source and submit my first patch to p5p.