Manfred Stock

NAME

App::Scaffolder - Application for scaffolding using templates

VERSION

version 0.002000

SYNOPSIS

        use App::Scaffolder;
        App::Scaffolder->run();

DESCRIPTION

App::Scaffolder is the entry point for the application. It uses App::Cmd to provide the actual commands. See App::Scaffolder::Command for a command base class.

COMMANDS

App-Scaffolder itself provides only a small framework for actual commands. In order to provide a new command, the following is necessary:

  • A command below the App::Scaffolder::Command namespace that extends App::Scaffolder::Command, for example something like App::Scaffolder::Command::mycommand.

  • Templates that are installed for File::ShareDir, in the directory that belongs to the distribution. Inside this directory, the following structure is required:

            <Command name>
            `-- <Template name>
                    `-- <Template files>

TEMPLATES

The templates (which are actually directory trees containing files and Template templates) are handled by App::Scaffolder::Template. The search path for the templates is usually constructed using File::HomeDir and File::ShareDir, so one may override existing templates or add new templates by putting them in the directory returned by

        File::HomeDir->my_dist_data('App-Scaffolder-MyDist')

and appending the command name as subdirectory to it. So on Linux and the distribution App-Scaffolder-Mydist, which provides the command mycommand, this path would look something like the following:

        $HOME/.local/share/Perl/dist/App-Scaffolder-MyDist/mycommand

In addition to this, the App::Scaffolder::Command base class also uses the SCAFFOLDER_TEMPLATE_PATH environment variable to add additional directories to the search path. Thus setting

        export SCAFFOLDER_TEMPLATE_PATH=~/scaffolder_templates

and putting a directory called mycommand below ~/scaffolder_templates which contains templates would also make them available to scaffolder mycommand. This could be useful to share templates with other users if the templates are stored in a location that is accessible to the other users, too.

The App::Scaffolder::Command command base class also provides two parameters related to the template search path:

--list

Show the search path and list the templates found there.

--create-template-dir

Create the template directory in the my_dist_data directory returned by File::HomeDir and print the search path.

AUTHOR

Manfred Stock <mstock@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Manfred Stock.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.