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Moose::Cookbook::Basics::DateTime_ExtendingNonMooseParent - Extending a non-Moose parent class


version 2.2207


  package My::DateTime;

  use Moose;
  use MooseX::NonMoose;
  use DateTime::Calendar::Mayan;
  extends qw( DateTime );

  has 'mayan_date' => (
      is        => 'ro',
      isa       => 'DateTime::Calendar::Mayan',
      init_arg  => undef,
      lazy      => 1,
      builder   => '_build_mayan_date',
      clearer   => '_clear_mayan_date',
      predicate => 'has_mayan_date',

  after 'set' => sub {

  sub _build_mayan_date {
      DateTime::Calendar::Mayan->from_object( object => $_[0] );


This recipe demonstrates how to use Moose to subclass a parent which is not Moose based. This recipe only works if the parent class uses a blessed hash reference for object instances. If your parent is doing something funkier, you should check out MooseX::NonMoose::InsideOut and MooseX::InsideOut.

The meat of this recipe is contained in MooseX::NonMoose, which does all the grunt work for you.


  • Stevan Little <>

  • Dave Rolsky <>

  • Jesse Luehrs <>

  • Shawn M Moore <>

  • יובל קוג'מן (Yuval Kogman) <>

  • Karen Etheridge <>

  • Florian Ragwitz <>

  • Hans Dieter Pearcey <>

  • Chris Prather <>

  • Matt S Trout <>


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