package Class::MakeMethods::Template::ClassVar;

use Class::MakeMethods::Template::Generic '-isasubclass';

$VERSION = 1.008;
use strict;
require 5.0;
use Carp;

=head1 NAME

Class::MakeMethods::Template::ClassVar - Static methods with subclass variation

=head1 SYNOPSIS

  package MyObject;
  use Class::MakeMethods::Template::ClassVar (
    scalar          => [ 'foo' ]
  );
  
  package main;

  MyObject->foo('bar')
  print MyObject->foo();

  $MyObject::foo = 'bazillion';
  print MyObject->foo();

=head1 DESCRIPTION

These meta-methods provide access to package (class global) variables,
with the package determined at run-time.

This is basically the same as the PackageVar meta-methods, except
that PackageVar methods find the named variable in the package that
defines the method, while ClassVar methods use the package the object
is blessed into. As a result, subclasses will each store a distinct
value for a ClassVar method, but will share the same value for a
PackageVar or Static method.

B<Common Parameters>: The following parameters are defined for ClassVar meta-methods.

=over 4

=item variable

The name of the variable to store the value in. Defaults to the same name as the method.

=back

=cut

sub generic {
  {
    '-import' => { 
      'Template::Generic:generic' => '*' 
    },
    'params' => { 
      'variable' => '*' 
    },
    'modifier' => {
      '-all' => [ q{ no strict; * } ],
    },
    'code_expr' => {
      '_VALUE_' => '${_SELF_CLASS_."::"._ATTR_{variable}}',
    },
  }
}

########################################################################

=head2 Standard Methods

The following methods from Generic should all be supported:

  scalar
  string
  string_index (?)
  number 
  boolean
  bits (?)
  array (*)
  hash (*)
  tiedhash (?)
  hash_of_arrays (?)
  object (?)
  instance (?)
  array_of_objects (?)
  code (?)
  code_or_scalar (?)

See L<Class::MakeMethods::Template::Generic> for the interfaces and behaviors of these method types.

The items marked with a * above are specifically defined in this package, whereas the others are formed automatically by the interaction of this package's generic settings with the code templates provided by the Generic superclass. 

The items marked with a ? above have not been tested sufficiently; please inform the author if they do not function as you would expect.

=cut

########################################################################

sub array {
  {
    '-import' => { 
      'Template::Generic:array' => '*',
    },
    'modifier' => {
      '-all' => q{ no strict; _ENSURE_REF_VALUE_; * },
    },
    'code_expr' => {
      '_ENSURE_REF_VALUE_' => q{ 
	_REF_VALUE_ or @{_SELF_CLASS_."::"._ATTR_{variable}} = (); 
      },
      '_VALUE_' => '(\@{_SELF_CLASS_."::"._ATTR_{variable}})',
    },
  } 
}

########################################################################

sub hash {
  {
    '-import' => { 
      'Template::Generic:hash' => '*',
    },
    'modifier' => {
      '-all' => q{ no strict; _ENSURE_REF_VALUE_; * },
    },
    'code_expr' => {
      '_ENSURE_REF_VALUE_' => q{ 
	_REF_VALUE_ or %{_SELF_CLASS_."::"._ATTR_{variable}} = (); 
      },
      '_VALUE_' => '(\%{_SELF_CLASS_."::"._ATTR_{variable}})',
    },
  } 
}

########################################################################

=head2 vars

This rewrite rule converts package variable names into ClassVar methods of the equivalent data type.

Here's an example declaration:

  package MyClass;
  
  use Class::MakeMethods::Template::ClassVar (
    vars => '$VERSION @ISA'
  );

MyClass now has methods that get and set the contents of its $MyClass::VERSION and @MyClass::ISA package variables:

  MyClass->VERSION( 2.4 );
  MyClass->push_ISA( 'Exporter' );

Subclasses can use these methods to adjust their own variables:

  package MySubclass;
  MySubclass->MyClass::push_ISA( 'MyClass' );
  MySubclass->VERSION( 1.0 );

=cut

sub vars { 
  my $mm_class = shift;
  my @rewrite = map [ "Template::ClassVar:$_" ], qw( scalar array hash );
  my %rewrite = ( '$' => 0, '@' => 1, '%' => 2 );
  while (@_) {
    my $name = shift;
    my $data = shift;
    $data =~ s/\A(.)//;
    push @{ $rewrite[ $rewrite{ $1 } ] }, { 'name'=>$name, 'variable'=>$data };
  }
  return @rewrite;
}

1;