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Subject: assigning to typeglob
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 09:04:53 +1000
To: bug-Perl-Critic-Dynamic [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Kevin Ryde <user42 [...] zip.com.au>
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With perl-critic-dynamic 0.04 and the debian perl 5.10.0 the program below put through perlcritic --single-policy=ValidateAgainstSymbolTable alias.pl gets a report Symbol "*Foo::def" does not appear to be defined at line 10, column 1. Perhaps you forgot to load "Foo". (Severity: 4) This sort of function alias creation is a bit icky, but for checking purposes I'd suspect the left side of an explicit assignment doesn't have to exist. (I struck this on some of my own code which plays tricks sticking funcs into external modules ...)
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package Foo; use strict; use warnings; package main; use strict; use warnings; sub Foo::abc { return 123; } *Foo::def = \&Foo::abc;


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