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Re: Can I OVERLOAD the assignment operator? Please???

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John Peacock
May 22, 2003 09:12
Re: Can I OVERLOAD the assignment operator? Please???
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Andreas J Koenig wrote:
> I believe this has only historical reasons: the underscores in the
> core were in use to hide these modules from the indexer. But for a
> while now it is the rule that modules in perl releases are not indexed
> if there is a standalone release of them available, no matter what the
> version tells.
> So we can safely remove underscores if this is something that helps
> you.

Thanks for the explanation; it makes sense.  Sadly, it won't help me because to 
be truly useful, the core changes must Just Work(TM) on any random module 
without having to load the compatibility module ( i.e. "use version;").

Perhaps before the 5.10 release, someone can go through and make sure that the 
core PM's don't use underscores any more.


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