The Month in Perl Software Design
Overview of topics discussed on the Perl Software::Design mailing list in the months of November and December 2004.
HTML::Seamstress Design Dilemma
Whether or not to use compiler hints to drive the HTML methodmaking capacity of the HTML::Seamstress manpage.
Whether or not to use explicit getter/setter notion for method names.
Inversion of Control and DBI
How to create IOC containers for the extended information needed with DBI.
The Design of the Querylet SQL Report Writer tool
Two Alternate Approaches to Mixin Functionality
the Class::MixinFactory manpage by Simon Cavaletto is a new module offering another approach to handling the problems inherent in multiple inheritance. The module lists other approaches such as delegation and then shows the utility of __MODULE__ in solving said problems.
Brannon responds with working functional and protoype-based object solutions which cover the apparent functionality of __MODULE__. Cavaletto assesses.
Stosberg discusses plugins in the context of CGI::Application::Plugin::*. Cavaletto evaluates.
Test coverage in Java
Plans for a Software::Design CPAN-based Magazine
Discussed at length then rejeected.
Short-circuting method chains
Method chaining is attractive but what about exceptions thrown in the middle of the chain?
Code and block size as complexity metrics
Presented at Usenix, Trey Harris discusses the motivation and design of his module design to support resumable, point-checking, verbose, robust scripting in Perl.
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