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PerlFAQ Server 01-06-2011 05:00 AM

FAQ 4.76 How do I define methods for every class/object?
 
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4.76: How do I define methods for every class/object?

(contributed by Ben Morrow)

You can use the "UNIVERSAL" class (see UNIVERSAL). However, please be
very careful to consider the consequences of doing this: adding methods
to every object is very likely to have unintended consequences. If
possible, it would be better to have all your object inherit from some
common base class, or to use an object system like Moose that supports
roles.



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