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Tie::Watch 0.91 - 96/06/11

Tentative watchpoint package, whose name I swiped from Tim Bunce, who
says this:

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> From: "Stephen O. Lidie" <lusol@turkey.cc.lehigh.edu>
>
> I've finally learned my lesson - I'll check out the modules list before
> I start writing the code.  I have a Trace module, mainly for Perl/Tk, but
> Tk isn't required.  I changed to name to WatchVar, and then saw that Tim
> was working on Quick and Watch.

As an 'i'dea I had _years_ ago and I've done nothing with.

> Now if Tie::Watch is all that's required, my current code is essentially
> in Release format.  But you'll have to explain what Tie::Quick was to
> do.  Sounds like Tie::Watch would inherit from Tie::Quick, and if that's
> the case I'll need some more time...
>
> How should I proceed?

I'll explain my idea, you can take it (all) from there:

The basic idea was to avoid the need to write a package for the sake
of a single specialised tie.

        tie $var, 'Tie::Quick',
                STORE => sub { ...code... },
                FETCH => '...code...';

Tie::Quick would construct a package dynamically and would arrange for
it to inherit from the correct Tie::* base class (Tie::StdHash etc).

Tie::Watch would use Tie::Quick but would automatically
call $obj->SUPER::STORE and SUPER::FETCH before calling your
code (if any was supplied). If none was supplied then the default
would be to print a message with a stack trace whenever the
STORE or FETCH was called.

So,
        tie $var, Tie::Watch;

would be sufficient to trigger a useful watchpoint on that variable.
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Please:

 . Is Tie::Watch a proper name?
 . Is this module functionally equivalent to Tie::Quick and Tie::Watch?

Thanks,

Steve

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