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December 12, 2010 12:36
Re: [perl #80628] [PATCH] __SUB__
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On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 12:26:07PM -0800, Father Chrysostomos wrote:
> # New Ticket Created by  Father Chrysostomos 
> # Please include the string:  [perl #80628]
> # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. 
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> This patch adds a __SUB__ keyword that returns the current subroutine, or undef for the main program, a special block, or an eval.
> If there are no objections, I will add docs and push this shortly before 5.13.8.

Technically, it could break programs, as in theory someone could have a sub
named '__SUB__'. It's not something I worry about though.

I think this is going to be very handy. I see opportunity for obfuscation
as well, but that's just my twisted mind.


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