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Re: [perl #80628] [PATCH] __SUB__

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Elizabeth Mattijsen
December 13, 2010 08:09
Re: [perl #80628] [PATCH] __SUB__
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On Dec 13, 2010, at 5:05 PM, demerphq wrote:
> On 13 December 2010 13:59, Zefram <> wrote:
>> demerphq wrote:
>>> This is why i proposed using a $^THIS_SUB "magic tied var" for the purpose.
>> A variable is a poor model for this.  I think it's best accessed via
>> something that looks like a function call.  __SUB__ would be fine,
>> except for the convention of __FOO__ denoting a compile-time constant.
> Yes. But I think people can deal with that, it isnt much different
> from __PACKAGE__.

Please note that __PACKAGE__ and __LINE__ are settable nonetheless, using #line and -package- .

>> A current_sub() function interface would be my preference.  This can
>> be very easily implemented in an XS module, generating a custom op.
>> Something like:
> That is done by Rafael in Sub::Current. He uses ROUTINE() for this purpose.

FWIW, $^SUB feels more natural to me.

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