> Actually, I'd prefer to go much further than this:
> use Core 'MyCore';
> And have that override core classes lexically.
> That solves the "but I want it MY way" issue that many Perl and Ruby
> programmers have, but they don't shoot anyone else in the foot.
Since 'use' imports its elements into the current lexical scope, the
version-based approach can do this.
The only catch that I can think of has to do with derived classes:
does the existence of a customized version of a class result in
same-way-customized versions of the classes that are derived from the
original class? That is, if I added an "updated" version of Foo, and
Bar has previously been defined as being derived from Foo, would I get
a default "updated version" of Bar as well? Or would I have to
explicitly update each derived class to conform to the updated base
Jonathan "Dataweaver" Lang