Lazy initialization for Perl 6 attributes
Perl6
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Attribute::Lazy

Lazy attribute initialisation for Perl 6 classes

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Synopsis

use Attribute::Lazy;

class Foo {
    has $.foo will lazy { "zub" };
}

Description

This is based on an experimental trait that was briefly in the Rakudo core.

Attribute::Lazy provides a single trait will lazy that will allow an attribute with a public accessor (that is one defined with the "." twigil,) to be initialised the first time it is accessed by the result of the supplied block. This might be useful if the value may not be used and may be expensive to calculate (or various other reasons that haven't been thought of.)

Installation

Assuming you have a working Rakudo Perl 6 installation you should be able to install this with panda :

# From the source directory

panda install .

# Remote installation

panda install Attribute::Lazy

Or zef:

# From the source directory

zef install .

# Remote installation

zef install Attribute::Lazy

Other install mechanisms may be become available in the future.

Support

Suggestions/patches are welcomed via github at https://github.com/jonathanstowe/Attribute-Lazy

Licence

Please see the LICENCE file in the distribution

© Rakudo Contributors 2015 © Jonathan Stowe 2016