Functions Shouldn't be Methods, Yet Another Reminder

This just cost me a few minutes of debugging:

use Moose;
use File::Temp 'tempdir';

has 'temp_dir', is => 'ro', lazy => 1, builder => '_build_temp_dir';

sub _build_temp_dir {
    tempdir( CLEANUP => 1 );

sub do_something {
    my $self = shift;
    my $dir  = $self->tempdir;


Yes, it's my fault for having two names in a single namespace which are too close together and for getting too clever with directory handling (I wish there were a chdir that were lexically scoped), but this really shouldn't be a problem in 2013.

Yes, it's my fault for not using something like namespace::autoclean, but this probably shouldn't be a problem in 2013.

I look forward to a world where Perl has a proper MOP and method lookup looks up only methods. In the meantime, I'm going to keep reminding myself that importing functions into classes might end in tears.

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