Ron Savage


Business::Cart::Generic::Controller - Basic shopping cart


See Business::Cart::Generic.


Business::Cart::Generic implements parts of osCommerce and PrestaShop in Perl.


See Business::Cart::Generic.

Constructor and Initialization


This is a sub-class of CGI::Application.

Using new()

This class is never used stand-alone. See e.g. Business::Cart::Generic::Controller::Order.



$rm is a run mode.

This method is a classic CGI::Application cgiapp_prerun() method. See that module's documentation for details.

Using the CGI::Application object's param() method, it sets these parameters:

o config

This is the hashref returned from Business::Cart::Generic::Util::Config -> new() -> config();

o db

This is an object of type Business::Cart::Generic::Database.

o logger

This is an object of type Business::Cart::Generic::Util::Logger.

o templater

This is an object of type Text::Xslate.

o view

This is an object of type Business::Cart::Generic::View.

log($level, $s)

This is a shortcut for $self -> param('logger') -> log($level => $s) for use by Business::Cart::Generic::Controller::* objects, which are all sub-classes of this module.

See Business::Cart::Generic::Util::Logger for details.


This method is a classic CGI::Application teardown() method. See that module's documentation for details.

It flushes the session to disk (if there were any changes), and closes down the database connexions for both the connector object and the logger object.

Machine-Readable Change Log

The file CHANGES was converted into Changelog.ini by Module::Metadata::Changes.

Version Numbers

Version numbers < 1.00 represent development versions. From 1.00 up, they are production versions.


Many thanks are due to the people who chose to make osCommerce and PrestaShop, Zen Cart, etc, Open Source.


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Business::Cart::Generic was written by Ron Savage <> in 2011.

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