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Moose: A Postmodern Object System for Perl 5

Location: Portland 256 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 14 ratings)

Perl objects suck and Perl is dead right? No! Perl 5’s new (post) modern object system Moose provides robust flexibility and design to this venerable language. Inspired by the Common LISP Object System (CLOS), Smalltalk and the Perl 6 meta model, Moose brings deep introspection, easy delegation, a flexible type constraint system, and many more modern OO tools. In short, Moose makes OO Perl fun!

Given by Moose’s creator Stevan Little, this talk will present the highlights of Moose and a comparison to the features found in other languages. Think Ruby mixins are powerful? Wait till you’ve seen Moose Roles! Amazed by the MOP in CLOS? Moose exposes a MOP even more powerful than CLOS! In love with static typing in Java/C#? Moose provides a flexible and powerful type system specially suited to dynamic language programming! Sit down and prepare to be dazzled and amazed again at the power of Perl!

Stevan Little

Infinity Interactive

Stevan Little is the Senior Programmer for a guerilla
band of consultants based out of New York City and
avid CPAN contributer. He enjoys pillaging good ideas
from other languages and implementing them in Perl.

OSCON 2008