Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Keep It Simple, Stupid
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
I buy that.

But it's not a far stretch to use very very light-weight classes and use a simple hash for the properties until you need something more. This is an entire class in a small steal-entries-from-http://buzz.bazooka.se/-and-fake-email-posts-to-our-internal-bullshit-list-at-work program I wrote for the fun of it after a coffe break discussion:

package Buzz::Post::Comment; use HTML::Entities; sub new { my $pkg = shift; bless(my $self = { @_ }, $pkg); $self->{text} =~ s{<br />}{\n}gs; $self->{text} = decode_entities($self->{text}); return($self); }

It's not really a serious class in that you can't see what properties there are, there is no documentation, no visible interface to new() etc.

But the benefits I get are:

  • No hassle, it's almost like just using a hash
  • OO thinking, which is the way I work
  • A good name. That's always worth a lot
  • Somewhere to put my methods instead of in the pile of subs

Basically it's the same laid-back scripting attitude, but with a touch of structure.

/J


In reply to Re^3: How a script becomes a module by jplindstrom
in thread How a script becomes a module by brian_d_foy

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • 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:
    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
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others cooling their heels in the Monastery: (7)
    As of 2015-07-08 08:01 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









      Results (96 votes), past polls