I'm using Damian Conway's "inside-out" objects as described is his wonderful book Perl Best Practices to construct an object-oriented interface to a security system at my client. I'm coming across the need to use internal helper methods within my module that I would normally designate as "_some_method". However, this seems to break encapsulation since they can be called directly via the package name. Is there any way of making these methods truly private? As an example,
my $instance1 = SOD::MyOOInterface->new();
$instance1->_some_method; #this produces an error:
SOD::MyOOInterface::_some_method; # this results in a successful met
obviously I dont wnat the direct call of _some_method to succeed. Is there any way of guaranteeing this? Thanks in advance!
perl object-oriented private-methods