NAME Class::Accessor::Fast::Contained - Fast accessors with data containment VERSION This document refers to version 1.01 of Class::Accessor::Fast::Contained SYNOPSIS package Foo; use base qw(Class::Accessor::Fast::Contained); # The rest is the same as Class::Accessor::Fast DESCRIPTION This module does two things differently to the venerable Class::Accessor::Fast : * Fields are stored at arms-length within a single hash value of $self, rather than directly in the $self blessed referent. * "new()" allows mixin into an existing object, rather than creating and returning a new blessed hashref. To do this, just call something like: my $self = Some::Other::Class->new; $self = $self->Class::Accessor::Fast::Contained::new; Note that the mixin code only supports objects which use a blessed hash reference or a blessed typeglob reference. An alias "setup()" is available which does the same as "new()" but might make more sense if being used in this way. DEPENDENCIES Other than the standard Perl distribution, you will need the following: * Class::Accessor BUGS If you spot a bug or are experiencing difficulties that are not explained within the documentation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a bug to the RT system (http://rt.cpan.org/). It would help greatly if you are able to pinpoint problems or even supply a patch. SEE ALSO Class::Accessor AUTHOR Oliver Gorwits "<email@example.com>" ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thanks to Marty Pauly and Michael G Schwern for Class::Accessor and its tests, which I've shamelessly borrowed for this distribution. COPYRIGHT & LICENSE Copyright (c) The University of Oxford 2008. This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.