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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Since Perl doesn't even have "nil", wtf are you talking about?
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    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • I would assume creating an object that looks under casual inspection like [undef], but can support lots of methods, generally by returning itself. Which is to say an object that works like nil does in Ruby.

      This kind of object is surprisingly useful, but is impossible to create in Perl. You can almost get there, see Class::Null on CPAN. But not quite because override doesn't let you override defined.

      I'm guessing that jjore tried to resort to deeper hackery to get it, and discovered the hard way why overri