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Dan Kogai

NAME

Attribute::Method - No more 'my $self = shift;'

SYNOPSIS

  package Lazy;
  use strict;
  use warnings;
  use Attribute::Method qw( $val );
                        # pass all parameter names here
                        # to make strict.pm happy
  sub new : Method { 
      bless { @_ }, $self 
  }
  sub set_foo : Method( $val ){
      $self->{foo} = $val;
  }
  sub get_foo : Method {
      $self->{foo};
  }
  #....

DESCRIPTION

This Attribute makes your subroutine a method -- $self is automagically set and the parameter list is supported.

This trick is actually introduced in "Perl Hacks", hack #47. But the code sample therein is a little buggy so have a look at this module instead.

BUGS

None known so far. If you find any bugs or oddities, please do inform the author.

CAVEAT

The following does not work.

foo.pl
  use Attribute::Memoize;
  use strict;
  use warnings;
  use lib '.';
  print "loading bar ...\n";
  require bar; # should have been 'use bar;'
  print "bar is loaded\n";
  print bar::func(),"\n";
  print bar::func(),"\n";
  exit 0;
bar.pm
  package bar;
  use strict;
  use warnings;
  use Attribute::Memoize;

  sub func : Memoize {
    print "func runs\n";
    return 123;
  }
  1;

To use modules that use Attribute::Memoize, don't require; use it. That holds true for most Attribute::* modules.

AUTHOR

Dan Kogai, <dankogai+cpan at gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2008 Dan Kogai. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

perl(1), Attribute::Handlers

Perl Hacks, isbn:0596526741