Moose: A Complete (Meta-)OO System for Perl

Yuval Kogman (Infinity Interactive)
Perl
Location: Ballroom A7
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Moose provides a layer of declarative sugar for OO in Perl, as well as a complete introspection layer.

This tutorial will cover all of Moose’s basic features, including attributes, subclassing, method modifiers, roles, and types. I bet you didn’t know that Perl had all of those features (and in fact, some of them are pretty much exclusive to Moose).

We’ll also talk about some more advanced Moose features, including an in-depth look at its introspection layer, and if there’s time, we’ll also talk about using the Moose meta-model to extend Moose itself!

This will be a hands-on tutorial. All attendees should come with a laptop prepared to write some code. You’ll want to have a modern Perl (the most recent 5.8.x or 5.10.x release) and the most recent version of Moose as well.

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Yuval Kogman

Infinity Interactive

Moose hacker, CPAN contributer, author of the KiokuDB anti-ORM, wannabe blogger and Dave Rolsky look-alike.

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