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Object Oriented Perl
by Rick Smith (July 9, 2001)

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Title: Object Oriented Perl
Author: Damian Conway
Publisher: Manning Publications Co.

This is a serious book on an important topic that is usually relegated to a chapter in the back of most Perl books. During a brief overview of this book, it appeared to give a complete description of Perl's object-oriented capabilities. This book also seems to be blatantly honest -- in the preface it mentions that "object-oriented Perl isn't fast" and goes on to say that "calling a method through an object is significantly slower than calling a regular Perl subroutine." You don't find this kind of honesty in books created by large software publishers.

This book covers:

  • Object creation using hashes, arrays, subroutines and typeglobs

  • Mastering encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism

  • Operator overloading, Multiple dispatch and persistence

  • Transition guides from object-oriented languages of C++, Java, Eiffel and Smalltalk

    Object Oriented Perl also gives practical programming examples with databases, pattern matching, source code manipulation (pretty listing), encryption, search trees, I/O filtering and debugging.

    The author, Damian Conway, has written several popular Perl modules.

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