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Re: Anonymous Hash in Constructor

by jmlynesjr (Friar)
on Oct 19, 2012 at 01:14 UTC ( #999838=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Anonymous Hash in Constructor

Wouldn't an anonymous hash provide for/enforce encapsulation, a basic OOP concept?



Thanks for the explanation. As always, I have more reading to do! My thought was that naming the hash would create a symbol table entry that would allow direct access from the outside, not that you would want to or should do that.

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by chromatic (Archbishop) on Oct 19, 2012 at 05:01 UTC

      Which, of course, would not make sense to do.   The constructor’s purpose is to return a new unique instance of a blessed object as its return value.   So, the only “debate” here is whether, within the body of that constructor, the hash that is to be returned is specified anonymously or not.   And, it makes utterly no difference one way or the other to Perl.

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