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Re: Is there an andand for Perl like there is in Ruby?

by ForgotPasswordAgain (Deacon)
on Jan 08, 2009 at 13:13 UTC ( #734880=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is there an andand for Perl like there is in Ruby?

Another way to think about it might be: why do you have to check that ShopperDueDate is true in the first place?

For example, you could have $shop->ShopperDueDate throw an exception if it's not true that it can('day_name'), then

eval { say $shop->ShopperDueDate->day_name };

Ok, I'm joking, but what about never allowing ->ShopperDueDate to be a non-DateTime object (or whatever). Like in Moose:

package Shop; use Moose; .... has 'ShopperDueDate' => (...., isa => 'DateTime', default => sub { Dat +eTime->new });

Now when $shop is initialized, you know that ShopperDueDate can call day_name, so you just write

say $shop->ShopperDueDate->day_name;

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