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Introducing Class::InsideOutby xdg (Monsignor)
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Compared to other inside-out object building modules already on CPAN, this module aims for minimalism and robustness:
The goal of Class::InsideOut is to provide the minimal support necessary for creating safe inside-out objects. All other implementation details, including writing a constructor and managing inheritance, are left to the user. More advanced builders could be written on top of Class::InsideOut, of course.
For example, here is a very simple class:
For a more complete description of the philosophy, design, and interface, please see the Class::InsideOut documentation. The documentation includes a comparison to other inside-out object generators on CPAN. Of the various modules, the one that is closest to this is Object::InsideOut, which I recommend for a more full-featured approach.
(At the risk of straining a simile, perhaps, Class::InsideOut is supposed to be like a Honda Civic -- basic and dependable. Object::InsideOut is more like a Porsche -- designed for speed and style. I see the two as complements, not competitors.)
As the basic inside-out feature set is working and code-coverage is high, Class::InsideOut needs some field testing. I encourage fellow monks to download it, give it a test drive and offer some feedback. To those with enough expertise to find implementation weaknesses, I would particularly welcome your insights. (In particular, I'd greatly appreciate if someone could give it a spin under mod_perl and some Storable-compatible session manager, as I don't have an environment for those handy to test.)
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