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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You can fake multidispatch in Perl 5 right now by writing a little wrapper in Perl that checks the arguments and redispatches to the right multi-variant.

    This just pushes that check to the C level by redefining the method lookup opcode. The code doesn't actually redispatch, but it demonstrates that it is possible to override opcodes.