S06/Lvalue subroutines: "Lvalue subroutines return a proxy object
that can be assigned to. (...)"
S13/Methods: "Setter methods that expect the new value as an argument
do not fall into the well-behaved category, however."
When I take these two together, in a way which may be out of context
for the second but is a fairly obvious interpretation, I get as strong
sense of hubris. Setter methods that take arguments are considered
bad, but the alternative is horrible ugliness involving explicitly
creating and returning proxy arguments??? Anyone who's used Ruby will
point to `def foo=' and laugh at you; everyone else will use
traditional setters and ignore the whole `is rw' thing as overweening
I hope I'm misunderstanding this....
brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university KF8NH