Provided by: libclass-makemethods-perl_1.01-5_all
Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Singleton - Emulate Class::Singleton
use Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Singleton; # returns a new instance my $one = Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Singleton->instance(); # returns same instance my $two = Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Singleton->instance();
This module emulates the functionality of Class::Singleton, using Class::MakeMethods to generate similar methods. You may use it directly, as shown in the SYNOPSIS above, Furthermore, you may call "use Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Singleton '-take_namespace';" to alias the Class::Singleton namespace to this package, and subsequent calls to the original package will be transparently handled by this emulator. To remove the emulation aliasing, call "use Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Singleton '-release_namespace'". Caution: This affects all subsequent uses of Class::Singleton in your program, including those in other modules, and might cause unexpected effects.
A Singleton describes an object class that can have only one instance in any system. An example of a Singleton might be a print spooler or system registry. This module implements a Singleton class from which other classes can be derived. By itself, the Class::Singleton module does very little other than manage the instantiation of a single object. In deriving a class from Class::Singleton, your module will inherit the Singleton instantiation method and can implement whatever specific functionality is required.
See Class::MakeMethods for general information about this distribution. See Class::MakeMethods::Emulator for more about this family of subclasses. See Class::Singleton for documentation of the original module. For a description and discussion of the Singleton class, see "Design Patterns", Gamma et al, Addison-Wesley, 1995, ISBN 0-201-63361-2. See "new" in Class::MakeMethods::Hash and "instance" in Class::MakeMethods::ClassVar for documentation of the created methods.