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To answer your initial question -- that depends on what you are trying to solve. :) You need to be more specific to get a answer with more value than that. You need to think in terms of readability, maintainabilty, correctness, robustness, etc.

Here is a constructor i like use when the situation is quick and dirty

sub new { bless {}, shift }
That's all you need -- you can add attributes later. However, if i am writing production code, i might opt for the more verbose version:
sub new { my $class = shift; my $self = { foo => 'bar', baz => 'qux', }; return bless $self, $class; }

I try to use Class::MethodMaker whenever i can, i just like that module. Here is an example where i use that module to turn XML into real objects: XML::Simple + Class::MethodMaker. Hope this helps. :)


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In reply to Re: Object Constructors - Advice of experienced OO Perl Monks by jeffa
in thread Object Constructors - Advice of experienced OO Perl Monks by ghenry

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