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NAME

Aspect::Library::Singleton - A singleton aspect

SYNOPSIS

  use Aspect::Singleton;

  aspect Singleton => 'Foo::new';

  my $f1 = Foo->new;
  my $f2 = Foo->new;

  # now $f1 and $f2 refer to the same object

SUPER

Aspect::Modular

DESCRIPTION

A reusable aspect that forces singleton behavior on a constructor. The constructor is defined by a pointcut spec: a string. regexp, or code ref.

It is slightly different from Class::Singleton (http://search.cpan.org/~abw/Class-Singleton/Singleton.pm):

  • No specific name requirement on the constructor for the external interface, or for the implementation (Class::Singleton requires clients use instance(), and that subclasses override _new_instance()). With aspects, you can change the cardinality of your objects without changing the clients, or the objects themselves.

  • No need to inherit from anything- use pointcuts to specify the constructors you want to memoize. Instead of pulling singleton behavior from a base class, you are pushing it in, using the aspect.

  • No package variable or method is added to the callers namespace

Note that this is just a special case of memoizing.

SEE ALSO

See the Aspect pods for a guide to the Aspect module.

You can find an example comparing the OO and AOP solutions in the examples/ directory of the distribution.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

INSTALLATION

See perlmodinstall for information and options on installing Perl modules.

AVAILABILITY

The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). Visit <http://www.perl.com/CPAN/> to find a CPAN site near you. Or see <http://www.perl.com/CPAN/authors/id/M/MA/MARCEL/>.

AUTHORS

Marcel Grünauer, <marcel@cpan.org>

Ran Eilam <eilara@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2001 by Marcel Grünauer

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