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Re: Re: •Re: Re: Perl - Is it an OO Language

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Aug 26, 2002 at 20:32 UTC ( #192999=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: •Re: Re: Perl - Is it an OO Language
in thread Perl - Is it an OO Language

You keep using the phrase "weak at best". I do not think it means what you think it means.

Feel free to explain how an enclosed lexical is "weakly" encapsulated. It may not be the most popular way of creating an object property, but it is a deliberate language feature.

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Re: Re: Re: •Re: Re: Perl - Is it an OO Language
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 26, 2002 at 21:56 UTC
    We have mixed meanings happening. My statement was not in reference to how strong an encapsulation we can achieve using various techniques (flyweight, closure, etc), but that Perl's support is weak (if you want it, you'll need to do it yourself and subclassers will need to know your internal implementation details in order to cooperate).

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