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Re: Re: Re: Getting HASHES out of Class::DBIby rkg (Hermit)
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Amen and amen and ++ and ++.
Breaking encapsulation should be only used as a dire last resort -- and certainly not in production code.
Going uninvited into the innards of an object is like buying a car with airbags then disabling them, or removing your car's seatbelts. Yeah, you can do it, and eveything will seem fine for a while, and then something goes wrong and you get badly hurt.
Objects are more than a funny way to call a useful subroutine -- they are an agreement between caller and callee as to a strict API, with everything behind the API wall treated as a black box.
Apologies if I am preaching to the converted, the spirit moved me.
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