Objects (or References) and Classes (or Packages)

This chapter provides tutorial examples and notes about objects and classes. Topics include converting references to objects by bless(); using packages as classes; invoking package subroutines as class or object methods; creating objects within a package by new(); Example of a simple Perl class, CalendarClass.pm.

Basic Concepts of Classes and Objects

Invoking Package Subroutines as Class Methods

bless() - Converting References to Objects

Invoking Package Subroutines as Object Methods

Class Variables and Object Variables

new() Method - Creating Objects by the Class

CalendarClass.pm - A Perl Class Example

Conclusions:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Perl on Linux Systems

 ActivePerl on Windows Systems

 Data Types: Values and Variables

 Expressions, Operations and Simple Statements

 User Defined Subroutines

 Perl Built-in Debugger

 Name Spaces and Perl Module Files

 Symbolic (or Soft) References

 Hard References - Addresses of Memory Objects

Objects (or References) and Classes (or Packages)

 Typeglob and Importing Identifiers from Other Packages

 String Built-in Functions and Performance

 File Handles and Data Input/Output

 Open Files in Binary Mode

 Open Directories and Read File Names

 File System Functions and Operations

 Converting Perl Script to Executable Binary

 Using DBM Database Files

 Using MySQL Database Server

 Socket Communication Over the Internet

 XML::Simple Module - XML Parser and Generator

 XML Communication Model

 SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Programs as IIS Server CGI Scripts

 CGI (Common Gateway Interface)

 XML-RPC - Remote Procedure Call with XML and HTTP

 RPC::XML - Perl Implementation of XML-RPC

 Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server

 CGI.pm Module for Building Web Pages

 LWP::UserAgent and Web Site Testing

 References

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