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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Speaking as one who has added methods to UNIVERSAL and, on at least one occasion, set @UNIVERSAL::ISA, I'd say there's nothing wrong with monkeying with classes you don't 'own'. What always gave me the heeby jeebies about the way Rails does it is that they chose names that were obvious hostages to fortune.

    When I was hacking on Pixie and needed to add methods to UNIVERSAL, everything that went in got a px_ prefix and should probably have had a pixie_ one. (Actually, now I think about it, we used to take adva