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We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
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I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Object Oriented Perl - First Steps
There are some occasions when a new example that I write / a topic that comes up on a course results in an article that's so long that it doesn't fit into the Blog / short article format, but requires a more substantial mechanism.
And so it is for my First steps in Object Oriented Perl
examples, written yesterday and taking you through how you can hold all the data about multiple things ("objects") of a type ("class") in a hash, and then access the data easily in it through Perl subs ("methods"). The example then went on to show you how you can define slightly different types of things and keep them all in the same list, with the program working out at run time which particular piece of code to run ("polymorphism") with the detailed logic or how to deal with the data hidden with ("encapsulated") the file that describes the class ("package / module").
So I'm just giving you a taster here (see the previous paragraph) and I have provided a longer article on Perl - First Object Steps
in our separate Solutions Centre
Other popular Perl related articles in the solution centre include:
What makes a good variable name?
Getting the current currency exchange rates in your Perl program
If several people are using the same file at the same time ...
Having your .html pages run a Perl program
An overview of what we're expecting in Perl 6 (written 2008-11-01, updated 2008-11-02)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesQ906 - Object Orientation and General technical topics - Object Orientation: Individual Objects 
Bellringing and Programming and Objects and Perl - (2005-02-25) 
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming - (2005-11-27) 
Learning Object Oriented Principles (and perhaps Java) - (2008-02-17) 
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming - (2008-12-06) 
Cleaning up redundant objects - (2009-05-11) 
Basic OO principles - (2009-05-11) 
A first demonstration of OO, including polymorphism - (2009-09-04) 
Calculation within objects - early, last minute, or cached? - (2010-02-26) 
Moving from scripting to Object Orientation in Python - (2011-09-13) 
Naming blocks of code, structures and Object Orientation - efficient coding in manageable chunks - (2012-05-06) 
Spike solution, refactored and reusable, Python - Example - (2013-02-28) 
What is the difference between a function and a method? - (2015-03-04) 
From single block to structure and object oriented programming - (2015-12-02) 
Why populate object with values as you construct them? - (2016-02-18)P213 - Perl - Creating your own Classes 
When to bless a Perl variable - (2005-03-15) 
Answering ALL the delegate's Perl questions - (2006-12-09) 
Blessing in Perl / Member variable in Ruby - (2006-12-14) 
Perl for Larger Projects - Object Oriented Perl - (2007-08-25) 
Object Oriented Programming in Perl - Course - (2007-11-18) 
Example of OO in Perl - (2008-06-03) 
When should I use OO techniques? - (2009-05-11) 
Teaching examples in Perl - third and final part - (2010-06-27) 
Further more advanced Perl examples - (2010-07-19) 
What does blessing a variable in Perl mean? - (2010-09-24) 
Object Orientation in an hour and other Perl Lectures - (2010-11-18) 
Learning Object Orientation in Perl through bananas and perhaps Moose - (2010-12-21) 
Learning to use existing classes in Perl - (2012-08-10) 
Classes and object - first steps in Perl 6 - (2016-01-02)
Some other Articles
Liverpool - a friendly cityDomain Renewal GroupWhat a difference a day madeDebugging and Data::Dumper in PerlObject Oriented Perl - First StepsAbout dieing and exiting in PerlRemember your unitsReactive (dynamic) formatting in PerlSeven new intermediate Perl examplesWiltshire at dawn - the tourist trail
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