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NAME ^

Moose::Tiny - Why Should Object::Tiny get all the Fun

VERSION ^

This document describes Moose::Tiny version 0.0.3

SYNOPSIS ^

    # Define a class
    package Foo;

    use Moose::Tiny qw{ bar baz };

    1;


    # Use the class
    my $object = Foo->new( bar => 1 );

    print "bar is " . $object->bar . "\n";

DESCRIPTION ^

I was looking at Object::Tiny and thought, wow I bet I could do that really easily with Moose. I was right.

INTERFACE ^

None. Moose::Tiny currently exports what Moose itself exports. Simply call it with a list of attribute names and it will create read only accessors for you.

    use Moose::Tiny qw(foo bar);

or a larger list

    use Moose::Tiny qw(
        item_font_face
        item_font_color
        item_font_size
        item_text_content
        item_display_time
        seperator_font_face
        seperator_font_color
        seperator_font_size
        seperator_text_content
    )

This will create a bunch of simple accessors, and set the inheritance to be the child of Moose::Object, just like if you'd created them with Moose itself. It will also make your class immutable for performance reasons (and because if you're using this you probably don't care).

WHY? ^

Well I was looking at Object::Tiny's docs and realized that Moose wasn't even in the argument. I felt bad. So I decided hey I could make this work.

Object::Tiny has a bunch of statistics to show why it is better than Class::Accessor::Fast. Here are some statistics of our own.

Moose::Tiny is 8% shorter to type than Object::Tiny

That's right, Moose is one less letter than Object, and since otherwise the APIs are identical that's an 8% savings overall.

Moose::Tiny brings you the full power of Moose

If you buy now you get with, around, after, before and several other goodies as well! Call now operators are standing by.

Really that's all I got. Since you get all the Moose metaobject goodness our memory footprint is probably a fair bit larger ... but hey 8% savings when you're typing the code out!

CAVEATS ^

Moose works differently from Object::Tiny. Most importantly moose won't auto-vivify attribute slots, so if you don't define it in the command line it won't exist in the instance data structure, even if you pass a value to new(); Object::Tiny doesn't document this behavior but it is tested.

Also attribute slots in Moose are always created even if they're undefined. This behavior *may* change in the future, it's undocumented in Moose, but Object::Tiny expect that if you haven't populated an attribute, that attribute doesn't exist in the instance data structure. This is also not really documented, but is tested for.

Alias has reported some more caveats:

Installation

    Moose::Tiny has a number of recursive dependencies (and a few more
    build_requires deps not shown) with non-perfect cpan testers results (72%
    aggregate success installing).

Moose::Tiny has all of the build requirements of Moose itself. Be prepared to install everything listed in http://cpandeps.cantrell.org.uk/?module=Moose%3A%3ATiny

Memory

    Moose::Tiny uses 4.5 megabytes of memory. This is around 550 times larger
    than Object::Tiny, or a more impressive sounding 55,000% larger :)

Startup

    Moose::Tiny takes around a second to load up on the virtual I'm currently
    working in. Granted that's also in the debugger, so it's WAY slower than
    it could be, but Object::Tiny does not take any noticable time to load,
    even in the same scenario.

This is also an overhead cost from Moose. Neither have been reccomended for use in a critical situation where you are constantly restarting the perl process (eg. CGI). If you find yourself in this situation either try to use a persistant environment (pperl, mod_perl, fastcgi) or try Object::Tiny. On the plus side, our API is 100% compatible so you can switch bak and forth easily.

Benchmarks

    Benchmarking constructor plus accessors...
              Rate moose  tiny
    moose  94607/s    --  -56%
    tiny  213675/s  126%    --

    Benchmarking constructor alone...
              Rate moose  tiny
    moose 136799/s    --  -68%
    tiny  421941/s  208%    --

    Benchmarking accessors alone...
           Rate moose  tiny
    moose 485/s    --  -19%
    tiny  599/s   23%    --

DEPENDENCIES ^

Moose obviously.

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

Some people's sense of humor.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-moose-tiny@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR ^

Chris Prather <perigrin@cpan.org>

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2007 - 2009 Chris Prather <chris@prather.org>. Some rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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