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       POE::Component - event driven objects or subsystems


       See specific components.


       POE "components" are event-driven modules that generally encapsulate mid- to high-level
       program features.  For example, POE::Component::Client::DNS performs message-based
       asynchronous resolver lookups.  POE::Component::Server::TCP is a basic asynchronous
       network server.

       The POE::Component namespace was started as place for contributors to publish their POE-
       based modules without requiring coordination with the main POE distribution.  The
       namespace predates the -X convention, otherwise you'd be reading about POEx instead.

       As with many things in Perl, there is more than one way to implement component interfaces.
       Newer components sport OO interfaces, and some even use Moose, but older ones are solely
       message driven.


       One way to create object-oriented components is to embed a POE::Session instance within an
       object.  This is done by creating the session during the object's constructor, setting the
       session's alias to something unique, and saving a copy of the alias in the object.

         package Asynchrotron;

         my $alias_index = 0;

         sub new {
           my $class = shift;
           my $self = bless {
             alias => __PACKAGE__ . " " . ++$alias_index;
           }, $class;

             object_states => [
               $self => {
                 _start       => "_poe_start",
                 do_something => "_poe_do_something",
           return $self;

         sub _poe_start {

       The alias allows object methods to pass events into the session without having to store
       something about the session.  The POE::Kernel call() transfers execution from the caller
       session's context into the component's session.

         sub do_something {
           my $self = shift;
           print "Inside the caller's session right now: @_\n";
           $poe_kernel->call($self->{alias}, "do_something", @_);

         sub _poe_do_something {
           my @args = @_[ARG0..$#_];
           print "Inside the component's session now: @args\n";

       Both $_[HEAP] and $_[OBJECT] are visible within the component's session.  $_[HEAP] can be
       used for ultra-private encapsulation, while $_[OBJECT] may be used for data visible by

         sub get_count {
           my $self = shift;
           return $self->{count}; # $_[OBJECT]{count} above

       Too many sessions may bog down object creation and destruction, so avoid creating them for
       every object.


       The SEE ALSO section in POE contains a table of contents covering the entire POE

       POE::Stage is a nascent project to formalize POE components, make POE::Kernel more object-
       oriented, and provide syntactic and semantic sugar for many common aspects of
       POE::Component development.  It's also easier to type.  Please investigate the project.
       Ideas and tuits are badly needed to help get the project off the ground.


       Document the customary (but not mandatory!) process of creating and publishing a


       Each component is written and copyrighted separately.

       Please see POE for more information about authors and contributors.