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Id: 81548
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Queue: perl6

Owner: Nobody
Requestors: masak <cmasak [at]>

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Subject: [BUG] Can't do 'handles' on a type in Rakudo
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 19:33:37 +0100
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From: Carl Mäsak <cmasak [...]>
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<masak> rakudo: class A { has @.b handles Array }; my $a =; say $a.b.perl; $a.push(1, 2, 3); say $a.b.perl <p6eval> rakudo b570a2: OUTPUT«[]␤Method 'push' not found for invocant of class 'A'␤ in main program body at line 22:/tmp/KrHSBT37lh␤» <masak> aww. * masak submits rakudobug <masak> would have been really cool if that worked... <moritz_> what's the bug? <masak> S12:1366: "If you say C<has $.fur is rw handles Groomable;> then you get only those methods available via the C<Groomable> role or class." <moritz_> ah. <masak> by extension, I expected to get the methods available via Array.
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FWIW 'has $!a handles TypeObject' is now implemented, and works fine for roles. It doesn't work for classes, because they have a .new method. So the standard .new is overridden, trying to call the .new on an attribute, but since there's no instance yet, the access to the attribute fails. That's a conceptual problem and needs a spec resolution. One possible approach would be to only install methods not yet present in $?CLASS or its superclassess.... any better ideas? Moritz

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