Kavorka::Manual::PrototypeAndAttributes - the more rarely used features of Perl subroutines
Like with the sub keyword,
a prototype may be provided for functions.
Method dispatch ignores this,
so it's only likely to be useful for
and even then,
:(...) to indicate a prototype.
This avoids ambiguity between signatures,
prototypes and attributes.
For compatibility with Perl 5.20,
the special attribute
:prototype(...) is supported as an alternative mechanism for expressing prototypes.
Attributes are parsed as per "Subroutine Attributes" in perlsub.
For anonymous functions,
some attributes (e.g.
:lvalue) may be applied too late to take effect.
Attributes should mostly work for named functions though.
Please report any bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=Kavorka.
Toby Inkster <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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