just to give you all the info, there are some people who do not think that the
my $class = shift; $class = ref $class || $class;
construction is useful or appropriate in a constructor. I'm just getting into this OOP stuff myself, and have avoided that particular method mostly because of posts by tilly
uses some examples you
might like in A Cat's eye view of OO
(though all of the thread
might be helpful) and even refers to merlyn
's take on the matter, ref($proto) - just say no!
. and of course, there are excellent resources in the tutorials
section, specifically the Perl Object Oriented Meta-Tutorial
, which is basically a list of further resources.
good luck with the OOP in perl, from someone who's also in the middle of struggling with it!