in reply to How do YOU do OO in Perl?

I use a mixture of blessed references (I use blessed scalars, regexes, code, arrays, hashes, in fact the only thing I havent used as a class type sofar is blessed globrefs) and inside out objects.

Recently I've found myself doing more things with inside out objects or properties. Like when im adding some property to a class that I dont want dumped by Data::Dumper Ill often implement it inside out style. Also if you need to add extra data to a previously implemented blessed code ref or scalar ref, then they come in real handy.)

I almost never use automatic tools to construct my classes. (Dont trust wizards you didnt write.) Primarily because they tend to force you to use OO models that are alien to Perl, and usually are not as flexible as I want them to be. Im more likely to write a sub generator for loop than I am to hand it over to an external module.


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