September 2014 Archives

Book Report - September 2014

As you may be aware, I'm writing a book which will eventually become a free e-book. (Oh how I'm beginning to hate the e- prefix on everything vaguely related to computers. Or should I call them e-machines?) This is my initial report on how I'm getting along.


I've recently released a new module called Object::Util to CPAN. This is a set of handy methods for working with classes and objects in Perl. It is inspired by Safe::Isa, a module which takes advantage of the fact that coderefs may be called as methods on Perl objects:

   my $method = sub { ... };

Object::Util gives you a set of coderef utility methods that are applicable to a wide range of classes and objects.

Planet Moose - August 2014

Welcome to Planet Moose, a brief write up on what's been happening in the world of Moose in the past month, for the benefit of those of you who don't have their eyes permanently glued to the #moose IRC channel, or the MetaCPAN recent uploads page.

It's now a year since the first Planet Moose. I'm surprised I've managed to keep it up for a whole twelve months. (Though it's not always been posted promptly on the first day of the month!)

If you'd like to contribute some news for next month's issue, you can do so on the wiki.


Moose 2.1211 has been released containing some documentation updates and minor changes to Moose::Exporter.

More interestingly, three Moose 2.13xx trial releases have been uploaded to CPAN. The major new feature so far is improved support for overloaded operators, especially in roles, eliminating the need for MooseX::Role::WithOverloading.

About Toby Inkster

user-pic I'm tobyink on CPAN, IRC and PerlMonks.