On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 12:31:17PM +0000, Simon Wistow wrote:
> Sorry to go off topic and talk about Perl briefly but I need some
> opinions about something I had an idea about when going home pissed last
> night and I'm still too hungover to decide whether I'm crack fuelled or
Yep, definitely crack fuelled, but ...
> use Sub::ACL;
> use Another::Module.
> my $acl = get_acl_from_somewhere();
> my $userid = get_current_userid();
> ACL::init($userid, $acl);
> my $am = new AnotherModule();
> # do_something has an entry next to this userid
> # in the acl we passed and so works normally
> #do_somethingelse howvere doesn't and so returns undef
> basically it automagically intercepts subroutine calls and checks to see
> if the current user has permissions for the subroutine and returns undef
> if you don't have access to it. You could also extend it to variables.
Let me guess, you're thinking of adapting our Illustrious Leader's
Sub::Whateveritscalledthisweek to do this? Sounds ... interesting.
David Cantrell | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david
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