[Pdx-pm] Changing contructors w/o breaking compat.

Joshua Hoblitt jhoblitt at ifa.hawaii.edu
Sat Oct 26 15:59:44 CDT 2002

> 	Err.. Randal's solution supports both forms of the syntax.

It supports two different syntaxs but the hash style form is different then what I would intuitively expect.

I see this alot - so much that I'm calling it the conventional OO constructor sytax for perl.

$sock = IO::Socket::INET->new(PeerAddr => 'www.perl.org',
			      PeerPort => 'http(80)',
			      Proto    => 'tcp');

Turning the params into a hash ref will certainly work but IMHO if it wasn't my class it would be confusing.  I did like the idea of havingto double check the docs for every class constructor it see if I need to add {}'s.

$sock = IO::Socket::INET->new({PeerAddr => 'www.perl.org',
			      PeerPort => 'http(80)',
			      Proto    => 'tcp'});

> 	Btw, never seen the %{+shift} syntax before. Is that a new thing,
> a sneaky trick, or have I been living under a rock?

I most have missed a message because I never saw where this was mentioned.  Maybe it's because I have the flu. :)


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