11.10. Where We Are So Far...
So far, we've used the method arrow syntax:
or the equivalent:
my $beast = 'Class'; $beast->method(@args);
which constructs an argument list of:
and attempts to invoke:
However, if Perl doesn't find Class::method, it examines @Class::ISA (recursively) to locate a package that does indeed contain method and then invokes that version instead.
Chapter 12 shows how to distinguish the individual animals by giving them associated properties, called instance variables.