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Bug#766082: ITP: libstruct-dumb-perl -- module to create simple lightweight record-like structures

Package: wnpp
Owner: gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org,debian-perl@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : libstruct-dumb-perl
  Version         : 0.03
  Upstream Author : Paul Evans <leonerd@leonerd.org.uk>
* URL             : https://metacpan.org/release/Struct-Dumb
* License         : Artistic or GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : module to create simple lightweight record-like structures

Struct::Dumb creates record-like structure types, similar to the struct
keyword in C, C++ or C#, or Record in Pascal. An invocation of this module
will create a construction function which returns new object references with
the given field values. These references all respond to lvalue methods that
access or modify the values stored.

It's specifically and intentionally not meant to be an object class. You
cannot subclass it. You cannot provide additional methods. You cannot apply
roles or mixins or metaclasses or traits or antlers or whatever else is in
fashion this week.

On the other hand, it is tiny, creates cheap lightweight array-backed
structures, uses nothing outside of core. It's intended simply to be a
slightly nicer way to store data structures, where otherwise you might be
tempted to abuse a hash, complete with the risk of typoing key names. The
constructor will croak if passed the wrong number of arguments, as will
attempts to refer to fields that don't exist.

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