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Subject: Overwrites existing accessors!
If you call mk_classdata after defining a method of the same name, it just blindly writes over your accessor! This is really obnoxious. If you define your subroutine after creating the accessor, you get an annoying warning. The attached patch changes the code to only create the accessor method of the same name as the class data if one doesn't already exist. The _Foo_accessor method is still created unconditionally.

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From: autarch@urth.org
[guest - Tue May 11 02:29:36 2004]:
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> If you call mk_classdata after defining a method of the same name, it > just blindly writes over your accessor! This is really obnoxious. > If you define your subroutine after creating the accessor, you get > an annoying warning. > > The attached patch changes the code to only create the accessor method > of the same name as the class data if one doesn't already exist. > The _Foo_accessor method is still created unconditionally.
Doh, forgot to include my name & email address. - Dave Rolsky (autarch@urth.org)
On Tue May 11 02:32:06 2004, guest wrote:
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> [guest - Tue May 11 02:29:36 2004]: >
> > If you call mk_classdata after defining a method of the same name, it > > just blindly writes over your accessor! This is really obnoxious.
I agree. I was just thinking of sending a bug report myself with the attached patch, which is similar to yours but doesn't clobber the alias either. (I compared Class::Accessor, which also doesn't clobber the alias if it already exists. This might be better for consistency if many users (like me) use Class::Data::Inheritable for their class data and Class::Accessor for their object data.)
diff -ruN Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08.orig/README Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08/README --- Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08.orig/README 2008-01-25 11:37:02.000000000 +0000 +++ Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08/README 2009-11-09 12:41:00.335444500 +0000 @@ -85,6 +85,9 @@ $self->_Suitcase_accessor(@_); } + The accessor and its alias will each not be created if a subroutine of + the same name already exists. + AUTHOR Original code by Damian Conway. diff -ruN Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08.orig/lib/Class/Data/Inheritable.pm Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08/lib/Class/Data/Inheritable.pm --- Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08.orig/lib/Class/Data/Inheritable.pm 2008-01-25 11:51:00.000000000 +0000 +++ Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08/lib/Class/Data/Inheritable.pm 2009-11-09 12:57:36.669946000 +0000 @@ -22,9 +22,10 @@ return $data; }; - my $alias = "_${attribute}_accessor"; - *{$declaredclass.'::'.$attribute} = $accessor; - *{$declaredclass.'::'.$alias} = $accessor; + my $name = "${declaredclass}::$attribute"; + my $alias = "${declaredclass}::_${attribute}_accessor"; + *{$name} = $accessor unless defined &{$name}; + *{$alias} = $accessor unless defined &{$alias}; } 1; @@ -123,6 +124,9 @@ $self->_Suitcase_accessor(@_); } +The accessor and its alias will each not be created if a subroutine of +the same name already exists. + =head1 AUTHOR Original code by Damian Conway. diff -ruN Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08.orig/t/Inheritable.t Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08/t/Inheritable.t --- Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08.orig/t/Inheritable.t 2005-09-24 14:52:16.000000000 +0100 +++ Class-Data-Inheritable-0.08/t/Inheritable.t 2009-11-09 12:44:45.946263400 +0000 @@ -1,10 +1,13 @@ use strict; -use Test::More tests => 15; +use Test::More tests => 17; package Ray; use base qw(Class::Data::Inheritable); Ray->mk_classdata('Ubu'); Ray->mk_classdata(DataFile => '/etc/stuff/data'); +Ray->mk_classdata(foo => 1); +sub foo { return 2 } +sub _foo_accessor { return 3 } package Gun; use base qw(Ray); @@ -44,3 +47,7 @@ "Can't create classdata for an object"; is $obj->DataFile, "/tmp/stuff", "But objects can access the data"; + +# Existing subroutines should not be overwritten +is +Ray->foo, '2', "Existing name is not ovewrwritten"; +is +Ray->_foo_accessor, '3', "Existing alias is not ovewrwritten";
On Mon Nov 09 08:04:25 2009, SHAY wrote:
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> I agree. I was just thinking of sending a bug report myself with the > attached patch, which is similar to yours but doesn't clobber the alias > either. (I compared Class::Accessor, which also doesn't clobber the > alias if it already exists. This might be better for consistency if many > users (like me) use Class::Data::Inheritable for their class data and > Class::Accessor for their object data.)
See also RT #51228: http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=51228 which incorporates more goodness borrowed from Class::Accessor.


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