The Nordic Perl Workshop 2004 Abstract
Magic de-mystified - what the wizards don't want you to know. (Arthur Bergman)
45 minutes, Advanced, in English
In perl, there is a long time standing answer from perl-5-porters that
'you can do that using magic'. Of course, no documentation actually
tells you how to use magic, nor are the examples plentiful or the
mailing lists helpful! In fact, there is a mystic aura around magic
scaring people away from it.
The talk will take people through what magic is, how it works and show
exactly how to use it step by step. The audience will come away from
the talk knowing how they can create magic that lets them override what
perl does with variables.