minor hate: autoload and universal

I just spend twenty minutes or so on this nonsense.

A number of our objects get decorated by Mixin::ExtraFields::Hive, which lets us say:

$object->hive->some->random->path->to->datum->SET(1);

It’s a nice convenient way to store arbitrary hierarchical data about stuff.

I was trying to store the “moniker” of the test object being stored:

$object->hive->test->moniker->SET($moniker);

This kept failing, saying I couldn’t call “SET” on “hive.” What?

Well, UNIVERSAL::moniker was getting in the way. Argh! I hate UNIVERSAL. I will never abuse it outside of Acme again.

Written on April 14, 2008
perl   programming   stupid