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From Doug MacEachern <do...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: [patch] $table->as_string() and "$table"
Date Tue, 04 Dec 2001 22:57:13 GMT
On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Philippe M. Chiasson wrote:

> Following patch includes $r->as_string() and "$string" to dump a table
> in a format like:
> key='value'\n
> keyn='valuen'\n

have to say no to string overloading.  any package that has done it came
to regret doing so, or at least i wish they hadn't.  lwp and cgi.pm for
example.
as_string could be useful, but i'd rather see such utilities in their own
package.  we could have APR::DebugUtil and Apache::DebugUtil that contain
as_string methods for various classes and whatever else might be useful.



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