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From:
Jarkko Hietaniemi
Date:
September 2, 2000 09:34
Subject:
Re: Perl5.7.0 "overload" of %{}
Message ID:
20000902113358.A4815@chaos.wustl.edu
On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 02:05:55PM +0000, Nick Ing-Simmons wrote:
> 
> Continuing my testing of 5.7.0 I just tried a day-job OO + overload
> app. 
> 
> It uses overload to build "parse trees" - Damian knows what I mean.
> 
> It exploded in deep recursion because the 'nomethod' overload
> was triggered for %{}. 
> 
> This is definitly a trap. 

Wow, now I found the change, definitely way back:

Change 2150 by gsar@aatma on 1998/10/30 20:08:57

                From: Ilya Zakharevich <ilya@math.ohio-state.edu>
                Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 22:04:54 -0500 (EST)
                Message-Id: <199810300304.WAA23291@monk.mps.ohio-state.edu>
                Subject: [PATCH 5.00552] Overloaded <> and deref again

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