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December 13, 2010 08:30
Re: [perl #80628] [PATCH] __SUB__
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On 13 December 2010 17:09, Elizabeth Mattijsen <> wrote:
> 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- .

Yes I did consider that. But in both cases you dont modify __PACKAGE__
directly, but instead via some other mechanism.


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