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Making Perl class definitions more conventional and shorter

Perl 5's object oriented capabilities are excellent - but often a little longwinded, and quite easy to get wrong. Moose sells itself as "postmodern object system for Perl 5 that takes the tedium out of writing object-oriented Perl"; it's available for download from the CPAN under same license as Perl itself, and provides a good solution for certain groups of people. There does, however, seem a lack of "start here" examples ... so I've added a few to the web site.

Simplest Moose class - setting up an automatic constructor with two properties - [source].

Adding default values - [source].

Using Moose to check data types - [source].

Calling automatically generated functions, and with read only and read-write settings - [source] This is the first practical example as it sets up the access to properties via methods rather than direct variable access

Inheritance (using the extends keyword) and roles (i.e. interfaces / the requires keyword) in Moose - [source].

Getters, setters and defaults in Moose - [source].

Additional functionality - adding a second method with the after keyword - [source].

Would I use Moose on a project? If there were many classes to be written, and I was writing from scratch I might well give it some careful thought. It is just a wrapper around a blessed hash, but sometimes the wrapping can make all of the difference!
(written 2010-12-20, updated 2010-12-24)

 
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  [1819] Calling base class constructors - (2008-10-03)
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  [3941] Building an object based on another object in Perl - (2012-12-03)
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  [4098] Using object orientation for non-physical objects - (2013-05-22)
  [4356] Object factories in C++, Python, PHP and Perl - (2014-12-19)
  [4366] Changing what operators do on objects - a comparison across different programming languages - (2014-12-26)


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