FAQ 7.20 How do I redefine a builtin function, operator, or method?

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7.20: How do I redefine a builtin function, operator, or method?

    Why do you want to do that? :-)

    If you want to override a predefined function, such as open(), then
    you'll have to import the new definition from a different module. See
    "Overriding Built-in Functions" in perlsub. There's also an example in
    "Class::Template" in perltoot.

    If you want to overload a Perl operator, such as "+" or "**", then
    you'll want to use the "use overload" pragma, documented in overload.

    If you're talking about obscuring method calls in parent classes, see
    "Overridden Methods" in perltoot.


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