good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW
There are many object models out there, or used to be.
Semantics count and the will to blend it into Perl 4.
NB: Python has no packages.
I already explained my interpretation of compromises he did for more flexibility.
BUT I have to admit that I struggled a lot with Perlootut before reading Damian's book....
There is a saying that emacs is not an IDE but an IDE construction set.
The same seems to apply to Perl and OOP.
You can mimic most of the syntactic sugar of Python, though I'd rather try copying Ruby.
In reply to Re^5: OO systems and Perl 5 (updated)