in reply to (tye)Re4: ref, no, maybe?
in thread ref, no, maybe?

I'm not sure this is a good example.

If you're inside your own class, you ought to know if it's a blessed hash or not without calling ref on it.

Not that I haven't violated that rule a few times... but we could all come up with outrageous examples where this doesn't work. We're just too smart for our own good; let's leave it at that.