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  • It's a slick trick, and useful.
    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
  • For what it's worth, this sort of directed dispatch has applications when working with pseudo-classes such as NEXT [] and EVERY [] . As a practical example when we're doing object construction:

    use NEXT;

    sub new {
          my $class = shift;
          my $this = bless({},$class);

          # Call all my parental initalizers,
          # in the correct order, in one step.

          return $this;