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From: Dave Rolsky via RT
October 17, 2016 15:28
Message ID: email@example.com
On Tue Feb 26 05:47:17 2013, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> The documentation for the particular form of method invocation where
> you specify a package name to begin the dispatch at:
> was present in perlobj(1) up until 5.14 ( see
> https://github.com/mirrors/perl/blob/maint-5.14/pod/perlobj.pod ) with
> an example
> $barney->Critter::display("Height", "Weight");
> It seems that perlobj got rewritten in 5.16 branch and this part of
> the file has changed, completely removing all mention of that feature.
> I think it deserves a mention not least because there are modules on
> CPAN which use this style as their api. Ideally the paragraph would
> also mention that you can start dispatch at an arbitrary package not
> necessarily in the MRO of the object.
Removing this was an oversight on my part when I rewrote the docs. I agree 100% that this should be documented. I'd be happy to review a patch.
via perlbug: queue: perl5 status: open