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From:
Piers Cawley
Date:
June 23, 2005 07:31
Subject:
Re: proposal: binding with a function
Message ID:
m24qbptabb.fsf@obelisk.bofh.org.uk
Brent 'Dax' Royal-Gordon <brentdax@gmail.com> writes:
> As I've said before, Perl supports `alias`--it's just spelled `:=`.

Here's a rubyish idiom:

  my &old_behaviour := &function;

  &function := sub { try_some_stuff || &old_behaviour }

Except, with binding it doesn't work like that, you end up with an infinite
loop. 
  

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