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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Looks useful.

    However, the docs and synopsis need to cover "new" (if it is special somehow, how to define/redefine, if there is any support for default property values via named params (or not), how it looks on the using side, etc).
    • Yeah, lack of comprehensive docs are the biggest problem with Moose at this moment. I have been pondering a Moose::Cookbook for the next release, which should help. But for now, the first five tests are the best documentation (001-005)_basic.t.

      But to answer your questions ...

      • if it is special somehow

        Not "special" really, it just calls $self->meta->new_object(@_) to construct the instance, and the BUILDALL to run all the BUILD methods.

      • how to define/redefine

        The idea is that you dont have to def

  • Am i missing something or does the CheckingAccount fail to actualy withdraw money unless its more than is in the account?
    • The CheckingAccount::withdraw method is actually "before" method advice. It will run that sub before running the superclass code (BankAccount). So what happens is that if there is not enough money in the account to cover the withdrawl, it will withdraw money from an account designated as the "overdraft account" to compensate.

      The method "advice" feature, is something found in CLOS and some AOP systems. This example is actually taken directly from the book Practical Common Lisp [] (scroll down to the section