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Re: Re: Perl 6 property mini-tutorial

by TheDamian (Priest)
on Aug 29, 2003 at 00:37 UTC ( #287559=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl 6 property mini-tutorial
in thread Perl 6 'is dim' point

Yes, exactly. Each property method is a method (i.e. an class-specific function) that can be set up to do a particular kind of monkeying with the referent to which the original property was applied.

The two main advantages of encapsulating these functions in classes are that anyone who is defining a property can provide state (i.e. class attributes) for that property if necessary, and can also create sets of related properties using inheritance.

A more subtle advantage is that using a class-based interface for specifying properties gives us a clean way to extend that interface at a later time, should we miss some useful feature in the initial design.