[San-Diego-pm] module idea
dan at tierra.net
Tue Oct 3 18:23:32 PDT 2006
I must admit, I was also caught up with inspiration after seeing
Damian's talk. Specifically, seeing source filters gave me a cool idea
to combat something I have been annoyed with for a while now.
I spend a lot of time writing for a mod_perl web server. I read and
have done a few tests to see that importing symbols can take up
unnecessary memory. My tests showed about 100k for each symbol imported.
Now it's not difficult to load a module and make fully qualified calls
the functions it provide, but it's annoying. Well, after a bit of
tinkering this afternoon, I have a functional prototype to make this
more efficient, and still the same ease of use.
For example, you could write code like this:
use Readonly qw( Readonly );
Readonly my $FOO => 1;
And the absolute module would install a source filter, so what would be
compiled would instead be:
use Readonly ();
Readonly::Readonly my $FOO => 1;
I believe this should be pretty handy and easy to use. The interface
certainly seems sufficiently advanced. What do people think about this
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