A long property name is certainly going to discourage people from using them directly (we are perl programmers after all ;-), but there are other options.
For example if you're just creating read-only accessors then you could use the closure method for creating RO accessors as described in Tom Christiansen's perltoot.
There's also Michael Schwern's Class::Accessor which will perform all the accessor creating magic for you.
As people have previously discussed, OO in perl is like asking people not to come into your house as opposed to standing at the front door with a shotgun and a twitch in your right eye. So you may want to fall on the B&D side of property accessors or take the perl approach and ask people kindly not to mess with the object properties as it could do any() or all() of x,y, and z.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||