Reflex - How Does It Work? (extended dance remix)
by Rocco Caputo, Software Engineer / Consultant at The Third Lobe Corporation on Jul 04, 2011
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Most asynchronous Perl programming is unnecessarily dynamic. It conflicts with object orientation, and it reintroduces memory management issues that some of us learned Perl to escape....
Most asynchronous Perl programming is unnecessarily dynamic. It conflicts with object orientation, and it reintroduces memory management issues that some of us learned Perl to escape.
Reflex is a flexible, contemporary asynchronous library that embraces the latest developments in Perl object orientation. Asynchronous classes can be snapped together at coding time, reducing the amount of anonymous code that's often slung around at runtime. Methods are first-class callbacks in Reflex; they can be augmented and overridden using normal Perl OO. Mixing in Moose make things even better.
This presentation is an expanded, more code-intensive version of my Perl Oasis talk. It will cover the 6.5 ways Reflex-based modules can be used, including anonymous callback and closure juggling, and mind-bogglingly powerful Moose-fueled OO crack. Imperative promises are included for people who just want to do one simple thing without mucking about with callbacks at all.
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