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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Wednesday August 18, 2004
01:21 PM

Undervalued Modules: Hash::AsObject

[ #20452 ]

There are plenty of modules out there that receive scant attention, perhaps because people don't understand them or, worse, because the authors are unknown (would anyone use Quantum::Superpositions if it wasn't written by Him?)

Today my nomination for an underappreciated module is Hash::AsObject. If all you need to do is present an appropriate interface, it's great.

my $faux_object = Hash::AsObject->new(theater_no => 123);
print $faux_object->theater_no;

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  • A good way of making good modules used is to rate them IMHO.

    In addition to raving about them in a blog entry of course :)
  • Hm...this module looks like a prime candidate for using lvalue subs. Consider, I can do:
    $h->{foo} = 123;
    But I can't do this:
    $h->foo = 123;
    Right now it kinda feels like two different forms of syntax. I haven't looked at the source yet to see if this is problematic, or if the author simply hasn't added that feature yet. Perhaps I'll make a feature request. :)