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in reply to O-O design, aggregation of objects

If I call User->new(), should that actually create a database entry?

I'm interested to see what feedback you get. But I assure you, DB writes on object creation is a bad idea. It will lead to a ton of spurious of DB writes, and possibly race conditions. In the very least, creating the objects from the DB will be interesting, as de-serializing those objects from the DB will trigger DB writes...