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[PATCH] Re: chomp/chop prototype changed?
authorRafael Garcia-Suarez <>
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 16:37:18 +0000 (17:37 +0100)
committerJarkko Hietaniemi <>
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 21:59:07 +0000 (21:59 +0000)
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 16:37:18 +0100
Message-ID: <20011217163718.A2292@rafael>

Subject: Re: [PATCH] Re: chomp/chop prototype changed?
From: Rafael Garcia-Suarez <>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 23:17:06 +0100
Message-ID: <20011217231706.A730@rafael>

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@13747


index 4329c16..efadf8f 100644 (file)
@@ -1194,6 +1194,30 @@ a properly written override.  For a fully functional example of overriding
 C<glob>, study the implementation of C<File::DosGlob> in the standard
+When you override a built-in, your replacement should be consistent (if
+possible) with the built-in native syntax.  You can achieve this by using
+a suitable prototype.  To get the prototype of an overridable built-in,
+use the C<prototype> function with an argument of C<"CORE::builtin_name">
+(see L<perlfunc/prototype>).
+Note however that some built-ins can't have their syntax expressed by a
+prototype (such as C<system> or C<chomp>).  If you override them you won't
+be able to fully mimic their original syntax.
+The built-ins C<do>, C<require> and C<glob> can also be overriden, but due
+to special magic, their original syntax is preserved, and you don't have
+to define a prototype for their replacements.  (You can't override the
+C<do BLOCK> syntax, though).
+C<require> has special additional dark magic: if you invoke your
+C<require> replacement as C<require Foo::Bar>, it will actually receive
+the argument C<"Foo/"> in @_.  See L<perlfunc/require>.
+And, as you'll have noticed from the previous example, if you override
+C<glob>, the C<E<lt>*E<gt>> glob operator is overriden as well.
+Finally, some built-ins (e.g. C<exists> or C<grep>) can't be overriden.
 =head2 Autoloading
 If you call a subroutine that is undefined, you would ordinarily
diff --git a/pp.c b/pp.c
index 9237a8b..23bf1ff 100644 (file)
--- a/pp.c
+++ b/pp.c
@@ -15,6 +15,7 @@
 #include "EXTERN.h"
 #define PERL_IN_PP_C
 #include "perl.h"
+#include "keywords.h"
 /* variations on pp_null */
@@ -365,6 +366,8 @@ PP(pp_prototype)
                I32 oa;
                char str[ MAX_ARGS_OP * 2 + 2 ]; /* One ';', one '\0' */
+               if (code == -KEY_chop || code == -KEY_chomp)
+                   goto set;
                while (i < MAXO) {      /* The slow way. */
                    if (strEQ(s + 6, PL_op_name[i])
                        || strEQ(s + 6, PL_op_desc[i]))
diff --git a/toke.c b/toke.c
index 314753f..1527daa 100644 (file)
--- a/toke.c
+++ b/toke.c
@@ -5330,12 +5330,12 @@ Perl_keyword(pTHX_ register char *d, I32 len)
            if (strEQ(d,"cos"))                 return -KEY_cos;
        case 4:
-           if (strEQ(d,"chop"))                return KEY_chop;
+           if (strEQ(d,"chop"))                return -KEY_chop;
        case 5:
            if (strEQ(d,"close"))               return -KEY_close;
            if (strEQ(d,"chdir"))               return -KEY_chdir;
-           if (strEQ(d,"chomp"))               return KEY_chomp;
+           if (strEQ(d,"chomp"))               return -KEY_chomp;
            if (strEQ(d,"chmod"))               return -KEY_chmod;
            if (strEQ(d,"chown"))               return -KEY_chown;
            if (strEQ(d,"crypt"))               return -KEY_crypt;