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  • by LaPerla (33) on 2007.08.10 12:50 (#56887) Journal
    Can you convince Brad to drop pseudo hashes?

    All of his modules seem to use them and then rebless every pseudo hash based object into arbitrary different classes. The once-upon-a-time impressive advantage of pseudo hashes, namely that they provided compile time typo control is broken by the runtime assignments. Besides I have no idea what he tried to achieve. Any of these objects can be assigned arbitrary keys at any point in time.

    It's such a huge can of worms that I was hesitating for several months to actually write a bug report. Well, I did post on RT a patch against Danga::Socket, but got no reaction. Since then I have come to the conclusion that this patch is the wrong approach altogether because it does not work for all of the packages, only for a subset.

    If you could get this argument on the agenda now this would be a major breakthrough.