Abigail-II will be better able to comment than myself, but I've been playing around with her technique on-and-off since I discovered it on perlmonks. While I've not been doing it in anger, it's not been entirely in jest either. I've been re-writing some Test::Class hierarchies that were fairly deep, and hence possible sources for hash key clashes.

In general I've not had problems. It's a very nice hack to get around perl's lack of object attribute encapsulation. I'll probably use the technique in the next production project I do.

Abigail-II - have you considered writing a little tutorial on the subject? :-)

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In reply to Re^3: Tutorial: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming by adrianh
in thread Tutorial: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming by jreades

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