July 2010 Archives

Not Quite Getting It

Stories of obfuscated Perl written by incompetent people (or sadists) are legion. But sometimes you come across some code that appears as if it was mostly written by someone who knew what they were doing, but seemed to be missing some crucial bit of information.

Today I saw a set of OO Perl packages that appeared perfectly cromulent, until I noticed that every method call looked like this:

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