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Re: Writing Modules/namespace polution

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Mar 16, 2005 at 15:53 UTC ( #439990=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Writing Modules/namespace polution

You're confusing exporting with object-oriented programming. You don't need Exporter to have an object, which is what you have. Change your script to:
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use mymodule; my $m = mymodule->new(); print "My Test\n"; $m->Func1(); $m->Func2("Fluffy", 5); Func1(); Func2("Fluffy", 5); sub Func1 { print "Func1() in main!\n" } sub Func2 { print "I'm still in main! (@_)\n" }

See what happens?

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Re^2: Writing Modules/namespace polution
by thekestrel (Friar) on Mar 16, 2005 at 16:15 UTC
    The little light goes on =).... Thanks...I'm trying to do a OO method, but I didn't realize the object had all the methods by default, which makes sense as they are essentially protected by virtue of the fact that you have to use the object.
      they are essentially protected by virtue of the fact that you have to use the object

      I would be careful about calling much in Perl protected. Sure, general politeness will keep most people from using the package in unintended ways, but Perl sure won't:


      package Example::Module; use strict; sub new { bless {}, shift } sub foo { my ($s, $v1, $v2) = @_; print "Hi '$v1' and '$v2'\n"; } 1;


      use strict; use Example::Module; # add a new sub to the package sub Example::Module::bar { my ($s, $v1, $v2) = @_; print "Bye '$v1' and '$v2'\n"; } my $em = Example::Module->new; $em->bar("one", "two"); # call the sub not as a method Example::Module::foo('one', 'two', 'three'); # change the existing sub *Example::Module::foo = sub { my ($s, $v1, $v2) = @_; print "Oops '$v1' and '$v2'\n"; }; $em->foo("one", "two");
        Thanks Mugatu,

        I see what you mean, protection is a relative term when you have ahold of the object. Is there a way of privatizing variables/member functions of a package as you would with a C/C++ class so you can limit the interface size, otherwise without reading about each function via documention for the package its not clear from quickly scanning the code which functions are meant to be part of the interface?

        Regards Paul.

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