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From "Philippe M. Chiasson" <>
Subject Re: [Patch] Was: Apache Reload Caveat
Date Sun, 16 Apr 2006 19:39:11 GMT
Philippe M. Chiasson wrote:
> Jonathan Vanasco wrote:
>> On Mar 30, 2006, at 6:42 PM, Perrin Harkins wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 18:34 -0500, Jonathan Vanasco wrote:
>>>> if you subclass a module to override a few methods, and then decide
>>>> to remove a subclassed method (to call off the method in the parent
>>>> class instead), you will raise an error instead of calling the parent
>>>> method.
>>>> if you do a restart, everything works as expected.
>>> Perl caches method lookups in order to reduce the performance hit  
>>> of OO
>>> code.  If you'd like to make a patch for the A::Reload docs saying  
>>> that
>>> it can't handle changes that modify which package a method should be
>>> called in, I think that's close enough.
> Or, you can try this quick patch (no test for this included);-) Basically,
> when causing things that might invalidate Perl's method cache, one is
> supposed to increase PL_sub_generation.
> This patch adds this behavior to Apache2::Reload and might just make this
> problem go away. Feedback on success/failure would be very much appreciated.

Any luck with this ?

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