Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
package Foo; use base qw(Class::Accessor::Fast); # The rest is the same as Class::Accessor but without set() and get().
This is a faster but less expandable version of Class::Accessor. Class::Accessor's generated accessors require two method calls to accompish their task (one for the accessor, another for get() or set()). Class::Accessor::Fast eliminates calling set()/get() and does the access itself, resulting in a somewhat faster accessor.
The downside is that you can't easily alter the behavior of your accessors, nor can your subclasses. Of course, should you need this later, you can always swap out Class::Accessor::Fast for Class::Accessor.
Copyright 2007 Marty Pauley <[email protected]>
Michael G Schwern <[email protected]>