Mixins in Perl

If you want to use mixins in Perl you don’t have to install anything or play with symbol table yourself. It’s right there, in the core.

Mixins are basically not creatable classes, their roles is to embed methods into your class. It is seen as an alternative to multiple inheritance and is something like Roles–.

To embed methods you can use plain old simple Exporter!

package MyMixin
use parent 'Exporter';

our @EXPORT_OK = qw(log);

sub log {
    my $self = shift;

    # Yes, this works too!

    say @_;

package SomeClassElsewhere;

use MyMixin 'log';

sub do_stuff {
    my $self = shift;

    $self->log('it is here!');

sub some_internal_method {
    my $self = shift;

KISSing is nice!