Unanswered: perl 5.8 Blessing a reference to another ref
We've just upgraged to perl 5.8. I've read on perl.com that in 5.8 'blessing a refence into another ref ' "led to some weird bugs and have been disabled, as they touched some rarely tested codepaths."
I fail to understand how this can be so. This means that any object that receives a reference, whether to a hash, etc cannot be blessed to a reference to that object. This breaks many objects I've written that have worked perfectly for years.